Art project celebrates the shared history of Aboriginal and Muslim people in Australia — dating back to the arrival of Makassan fishermen in the 1600s and later the Afghan cameleers.
The Muslims from Makassar (South Sulawesi) had been visiting Australia’s north since the 1600s. The harmonious contact between the Makassans and the Aboriginals brought about mutual benefits as well as ongoing friendships.
Two cultures who met to trade and exchange commerce, two cultures that showed mutual respect and understanding of each others values, language, customs and laws. Two cultures that sustained a co equal […]
by Abdul Shaheed Drew Before British Colonization. Growing up in Australia, the school curriculum teaches us that the Englishman Captain James Cook discovered Australia in 1770 (or at least it was the […]