Cocos Malay photo from the 1910s showing a wedding procession that is still practised today with the groom pictured going to the bride’s house accompanied by members of the community.
Wikimedia Commons/From the book 'Coral reefs and islands' authored by Jones, F. Wood (Frederic Wood), 1879-1954, Published by Lovell Reeve & Co. , Ltd. London. Photo digitized by Smithsonian Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
In the 1800s, a group of Southeast Asians were taken to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now part of Australia, by an English merchant. Their descendants are seeking Indigenous status from Australia.
Foto Orang Kokos dari tahun 1910an di arak perkawinan yang masih dilakukan sampai sekarang, terlihat pengantin pria di foto dalam perjalanan ke rumah pengantin perempuan di dampingi sanak keluarga di Kepulauan Kokos.
Wikimedia Commons/Dari buku 'Coral reefs and islands' penulis Jones, F. Wood (Frederic Wood), 1879-1954, Penerbit Lovell Reeve & Co. , Ltd. London. Digitasi foto oleh Smithsonian Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Pada 1800an, sekelompok Melayu dibawa ke Kepulauan Cocos (Keeling), sekarang bagian Australia. Keturunan mereka sekarang memperjuangkan status orang asli dari Australia.
Australia’s cultural obsession with the US and the UK has real impacts on our politics.
Coined in a science-fiction novel in 1995, the Anglosphere has become Australia's cultural (and political) obsession. That leaves us blind to other perspectives.
Development is peaking in the high country between India and China.
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For decades, China and India have clashed over their disputed Himalayan border. This clash is also playing out via a development boom that threatens the health of one of the world's biggest river catchments.
Some analysts have seen the summit as a triumph for Trump; others believe he’s been played. Both are wrong.
At this stage one can only judge the atmospherics and optics of the summit, and on that basis, Beijing and Pyongyang have plainly come out ahead, while Tokyo and Seoul seem to have been overlooked.
The pilot, Jessie Maude Miller (right), became the first woman to fly between Australia and England, before moving the US.
Thousands of Australian women took flight to the US in the early 20th century, escaping sexism at home for success overseas. They included architects, artists, dentists and an economist who advised JFK.
All Australian schools should provide high-quality education to all Australian students, including Indigenous ones.
Flexischools appear to be doing Indigenous education better than mainstream schooling. To close the gap in education, we should look at what these schools are doing and apply it in the mainstream.
Attorney-General Christian Porter, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan announce the government’s response to the child abuse royal commission.
The government's response to the Royal Commission, which includes a formal apology, is heartening. But the real test will come in redress for the harms done.
An 1870 news report said wild horses were “hated and shot by all”. What has changed since?
Brumbies have a devoted following among high country locals, despite the fact that they were despised by colonial settler farmers. Their mythical status today owes a lot to cultural figures such as Banjo Paterson.
North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump were all smiles today, but a meaningful agreement is still a long way off.
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One noticeable omission was any mention of "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation" - whether this was strategy or capitulation on President Donald Trump's part remains to be seen.
The term “epidemic” is now being used for more than infectious diseases. So what does it actually mean?
The obesity epidemic, the flu epidemic, the opioid epidemic... in the 21st century, everything seems to be an "epidemic". But what does the term actually mean?
Through the NDIS, Kirby Littlely has been able to leave the nursing home where she stayed after a series of strokes.
The NDIS has started to reduce the admissions of young people with disabilities to aged care facilities, but more than 6,000 are still waiting for more suitable accommodation.
The long-awaited summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump will take place on Tuesday, with much at stake.
The highly awaited summit has the potential to lead to real peace on the peninsula- but only if both countries can find a common interest on which to build an agreement.
Attorney-General Christian Porter wants the legislation passed before the “Super Saturday” byelections on July 28.
The government wants to rush through its espionage and foreign interference bills, but more time is needed to make sure these make the country safer without jeopardising freedom.
In happier times: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 2017 APEC summit in Vietnam.
Anxiety about China's rise is unlikely to abate any time soon – Australia needs to remain calm and realise the region is changing rapidly.
Seni instalasi karya Elina Simbolon memperingati 20 tahun peristiwa Mei 1998.
Yacinta Kurniasih/Monash University
Karya-karya tiga perempuan Indonesia-Tionghoa mengisi kekosongan dalam pengetahuan publik tentang bab gelap dalam sejarah Indonesia.
Elina Simbolon, installation art for the 20-year commemoration of the May 1998 events.
Yacinta Kurniasih, Monash University
The work of three Chinese Indonesian women presented in Melbourne fills a void in public knowledge of a dark chapter in Indonesian history.
Nearly 70% of dance professionals are women, but none of Australia’s major dance companies has a female art director.
Since 2017, only 13% of full-length works by Australia's major dance companies have been choreographed by women.
The central element of the Timor Sea dispute seems far from resolved.
Despite a breakthrough on boundaries in the Timor Sea, the crucial question of how the shared oil and gas are to be developed remains unresolved.
The South Korean president's careful approach to rapprochement with the North set the stage for a possible breakthrough on the Korean peninsula.