National Talkblack 180221

National Talkblack 180221

We had:

Professor Pam Sharpe, from the University of Tasmania talking about how a soldier’s diary disintegrating in Ireland’s national library has revealed disturbing evidence of an undocumented massacre of Aboriginal people in Tasmania in the colony’s early years. The diary belonged to Private Robert McNally, posted to Van Diemen’s Land in the 1820s, and records in gritty detail colonial life and encounters with settlers and a notorious bushranger.

BBM’s freelance journalist Carli yarns with Darren Blackman who is an Indigenous artist and the Wik and Kugu Arts Centre Studio Facilitator about some of the impacts of COVID in their remote community, and the deadly work being done in recovery mode.

Federal Leichhardt Warren Entsch MP, talking about the Therapeutic Goods Administration approving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia following a full and thorough assessment process. He said the welcomed news means Australia will now have two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available.

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