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Indonesian Extension Course Cultural Initiative: Media Gallery

Recently, the Indonesian Extension program held a great cultural awareness for students, involving a dance workshop and some delicious Indonesian treats.

Field team on Dauar Island (Photo Credit: Professor Georffrey Clark)

Sacred sites and ancient trackways of the Murray Islands in the Torres Strait

A new Australian Research Council project project led by the ANU is investigating ritual sites that have been an important part of Miriam Mer culture for many hundreds of years.

Vale Professor Carol Hayes

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints on out hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”

PNG Archaeology Field School Image Gallery

This unique opportunity was developed by Dr Ben Shaw to involve students from the Australian National and the University of Papua New Guinea in cutting-edge archaeological research on Panaeati Isla

Photo Credit: State Library of New South Wales

New data reveals severe impact of European contact with Pacific islands

Pacific island nations suffered severe depopulation from introduced diseases as a consequence of contact with European vessels, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU

Indonesia through the Lens: Film Screening of Semesta

Through the lens of faith and culture across Indonesia’s vast archipelago, it’s the story of seven individuals and their struggle to adapt to climate change, and of their efforts to lead their com

Shane Cronin pointing out sealed cultural deposits beneath the primary Kuwae eruptive material at Mangarisu, southeast Tongoa

Secrets of Kuwae begin to be revealed

The massive eruption of the Kuwae volcano in the 1450s CE was one of the largest volcanic events in the world over the past 2,000 years, with significant impacts locally in Vanuatu, regionally and


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