Knowledge and Sustainability

When a group of urban university students are asked, “What springs to mind when you think of Aboriginal Australia, past and present?”, a mostly ignorant but well-intentioned chorus respond with those familiar ramblings related to “nomadic life”, conjuring colonial visions of the primitive Other. Architecture, land cultivation and land management,…

On Happiness

Happiness born of connectedness lifts up Aboriginal Australians Larissa Behrendt, University of Technology Sydney This article is part of a series, On Happiness, examining what it means and how it might be achieved in the 21st century. I recently spent some time on an outstation in the Northern Territory. Unless…