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National Museum acquires rare drawings by artist, Tommy McRae of some remarkable historical stories

tommy watson_drawingsThe National Museum of Australia has acquired two pen and ink drawings of a significant moment in Australian history drawn by an Aboriginal artist of the nineteenth century.

"Buckley's Escape', drawn by the Aboriginal artist Tommy McRae (c.1835 – 1901) re-creates the scene in Victoria when a convict, William Buckley – "the wild white man" , escaped and spent the next 32 years living...

 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 28 April 2012 10:22

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Elder loses Olympic Dam court battle

kevin buzzacottThe Federal Court has rejected a move by Elder, Kevin Buzzacott to block a giant expansion of the Olympic Dam uranium and copper mine in South Australia's north.

Mr Buzzacott, an Elder of the Arabunna people, challenged the Federal Government's approval of the mine, arguing Environment Minister, Tony Burke had not given enough consideration to its long term impact and the risks posed by storage of...

 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 28 April 2012 10:20

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