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National Talkblack 091121

We had:

Dr Katrien Pickles, Senior Project Officer at Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, talking about latest Royal Life Saving research shows over 500 children aged 0 to 4 have drowned in the past 19 years, 40% were just one year old.More than 500 children aged 0 to 4 years died from drowning in Australia in the past 19 years, new research released today by Royal Life Saving has found. Of the 532 children who died, 40% were just one-year old. Royal Life Saving says the risk of drowning triples as soon as a child starts to crawl, peaking shortly after a child’s first birthday.

Professor Colm Cunningham, Director of HammondCare Dementia Centre, talking about Picture cards for First Nations people with dementia recognised by prestigious award. Communication cards to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people stay connected as their verbal skills decline have won the Indigenous Communities cateogry in the 2021 Future of Ageing Awards.

Professor Amy Roberts, Professor of Archaeology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences talking about Radiocarbon dating reveals rare boomerangs found at SA’s Cooper Creek date to 1650–1830. Scientists have carbon dated a rare collection of boomerangs uncovered in a creek bed in the South Australian outback to a pre-settler era. Researchers from Flinders University have analysed the boomerangs and found they dated back to between 1650 and 1830, a time before European explorers such as Charles Sturt, and Burke and Wills began surveying the region.

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