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The enduring voices of Aboriginal Australia

The British Museum puts Indigenous people at the heart of Australia's story

By Sameer Rahim  

Kunmanara Hogan, Tjaruwa Woods, Yarangka Thomas, Estelle Hogan, Ngalpingka Simms and Myrtle Pennington,; 2013; Acrylic on canvas. © The artists, courtesy Spinifex Arts Project.

When Captain James Cook arrived in 1770 in what was later renamed Botany Bay, he found two Indigenous Gweagal men shouting and waving spears. His sailors fired their guns and wounded one man in the leg. They then went up to the houses…

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