Yuku Baja Muliku Rangers care for the Great Barrier Reef using drones

Yuku Baja Muliku Rangers in far north QLD are using drones to care for one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The land and sea country of the Yuku Baja Muliku people includes portions of two World Heritage-listed areas and spans an area of 22,500 hectares around Archer Point on Cape York. Archer …




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National Reconciliation Week – Celebrating the use of technology to share culture.

  This week is National Reconciliation week. A time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements. Technology has created a new way to share and preserve our stories and engage with different audiences. The IDX Awards Culture and Country Category celebrates the use of technology to capture stories and share culture. Here are just a few apps …




Right Wrongs – Revitalisation of language

  This year marks 50 years since the landmark 1967 referendum on Indigenous rights. The Right Wrongs project, a partnership between the ABC, AIATSIS and NSLA, is a powerful collection of stories to mark this significant date. The interactive website highlights what life was like for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities before the vote, and what has happened in …




Caring for Country with the help of 3D printing technology

  Members of the remote island community of Milingimbi are using 3D printing to turn plastic waste into useful objects. Initiated by the Arnhem Land Progress Association (ALPA) in collaboration with Modfab, the innovative recycling program allows Elders and young people to learn skills in technology while sharing the importance of caring for country. The entire community is involved from collecting …




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Forgotten chapter of ANZAC history brought to life through new technologies

  Many Australians are unaware of the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made serving their country. Thankfully this once forgotten chapter of the ANZAC story is being uncovered, shared and told by family members. New media and technologies such as VR, film, books, apps and websites provide exciting opportunities to bring these stories to life, and an …




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Barangaroo Ngangamay – a multimedia experience

  Barangaroo Reserve has become a hotspot for Sydneysiders and tourists to take in the stunning harbour-side views from the parklands on the city’s western foreshore. But what do visitors know of Barangaroo, the strong and influential Cammeraygal woman, and the cultural significance of the headland? Barangaroo Ngangamay (Barangaroo Dreaming), a multimedia artwork created by renowned Aboriginal multi-media artists Amanda …




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Welcome to Country app lets users explore Indigenous Australia from an iPhone

  Waiba! Ngarluma Traditional Owner Kerry Churnside extends a welcome in language to the visitors of Ngaluma Country in the Pilbara region on Western Australia’s rugged North West Coast. A Welcome to Country is a practice that has taken place for thousands of years in Indigenous Australia and this particular welcome is one of many available to view on the …




A trip to the tip with IDX Flint

  Recently the Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Flint team headed north to the community of Bamaga in the Northern Peninsula Area to host the final Flint workshop for 2016. Head 1000 km north of Cairns and you will reach the community of Bamaga in the Northern Peninsula Area. Located a short drive from the tip of Australia – where the …




Traditional Owners develop digital storybook to assist with land management

  In the remote Tanami Desert, near the border of the Northern Territory and Western Australia, Traditional Owners have overcome the digital divide to create a world first app in their traditional language, to assist with the land management of the Southern Tanami Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). The interactive digital storybook replaces the wordy and complex IPA management plan with …




Igniting a passion for technology in Robinvale

  WANAPI! The word for fire in Mutti Mutti, Wadi Wadi and Latji Latji language, and what the Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) Flint team aimed to ignite among the young people in the small town of Robinvale, VIC. IDX Flint aims to spark the interest, ideas and talent of young Indigenous Australians in making digital technology. And last week on …