Analysis Of Aboriginal Charter Of Rights By Oodgeroo Noonuccal

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How would you feel if you were being discriminated against purely because of the colour of your skin? So how do you think others feel when they’re experiencing it on a daily basis of their lives? It is enough of an outrage when it’s someone seen as ‘foreign’ worse for someone indigenous? The Australian poem that I have chosen to enlighten you with and analyse today is ‘Aboriginal Charter of Rights’ by Oodgeroo Noonuccal. A poem that speaks strongly for all Aboriginal Australians.
Oodgeroo Noonuccal, was born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska on the 3rd of November 1920, in Minjerribah which is now known as North Stradbroke Island the traditional home of her and her people the Noonuccal tribe. She attended Dunwich State School and left in 1 933, at the youthful age of 13 she began working in people’s homes as a domestic servant in Brisbane only earning 50 cents a fortnight. Initially Oodgeroo Noonuccal dreamt of becoming a nurse but when she applied that dream was unfulfilled and rejected simply because of her Aboriginal background, she then enlisted herself in the Australian Women’s
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When reading the poem, the large stanza gives an overwhelming effect to the reader’s by giving a taste of how the indigenous Australian’s have been overwhelmed for centuries this forces the reader’s attention to the poem. Paired rhyme is also used throughout the poem..
Within the poem, Oodgeroo Noonuccal has used foreign and European concepts and words. She has also used language of oppression such as ‘native’, ‘Pontius’, ‘overlordship’, ‘serfs’ and ‘bureaucrats’. These words use the words of complexities of the English language that have been used to convey how the Aboriginal people have been overpowered in the court

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