Indigenous Australians

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Indigenous Australians

    Australia is a multicultural society with 2.5% identified as Indigenous (ABS, 2012). When Europeans colonized Australia in 1788 they called it ‘terra nullius’, which means empty land. The Indigenous Australians were denied any legal claims to the land and classified as part of the fauna. They had to deal with disease, violence, forced relocations and their children were taken and adopted out to white families. It took until 1967 to be recognized as citizens and receive the right to vote. Despite this progress, Indigenous Australians are still more disadvantaged than non-indigenous Australians, so much that they are sometimes called ‘fourth world people’. They experience significant disadvantages in a range of social aspects that reflect generations of neglect by the government (Aberdeen, Carter, Grogan & Hollinsworth, 2013). But not only the government sees the Indigenous Australians as subordinates, casual racism – or everyday racism – is very common. It’s a subtle…

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  • Thomson Poly: The Colonization Of Indigenous Australians

    like an invasion. They have kidnapped your children. They have enslaved your people. They have killed anyone who opposed. Open your eyes. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m your host, Thomson Poly, and tonight on NAIDOC week, I speak on behalf of Indigenous Australians as we dig deep into their history and uncover the cruel and tyrannous acts that were faced by the aborigines. Throughout this speech we will learn more about the colonisation of Australia (especially the effects on Indigenous…

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  • Indigenous Australians Guilty

    1. Chestermen 2005 notes that there was a l sense of guilt on the part of non-Indigenous Australians, because Indigenous Australians are so badly off today in such a wealthy a country as Australia. Additionally, this is a situation that few would disagree has come about to a significant degree because of historical injustices. It is completely appropriate that non-Indigenous Australians feel guilt about the current dilemma of Indigenous Australians. Feelings of guilt can be a motivating force in…

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  • Indigenous Australian Dreaming

    creation, this period is also concerned with balance and the relationship between the world’s spiritual, moral and natural elements. Collectively, this is what is known as the Dreaming (Stanner, 1958). As such, connection to the natural environment and to the land by individuals or groups is considered sacred and irrevocable (Fryer-Smith, 2008). The Dreaming is the focus of spirituality for Indigenous Australian people. It dictates the social, moral and religious behaviour and laws that…

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  • Indigenous People In Australian Society

    who came there with purpose of establishing a new penal colony to supplant the America. Actually, there were Aborigines inhabiting on the land for over 50,000 years before European settlement. The Aborigines had no concept of possession, since they have lived there for 40,000 years. Therefore no one could claim for the land and had no data to prove it. The British concluded that the land is ownerless land. They drove out the indigenous people and occupied their land. As it commonly happens with…

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  • Indigenous Australian Criminal Justice System

    Indigenous Australians are grossly over-represented in the criminal justice system. However, the true extent of this over-representation differs between individual areas. Despite indigenous Australians only making up two per cent of the population, they accounted for over twenty seven per cent of the total prison population in 2014 (ABS). This high rate of imprisonment is not due to indigenous people being more likely to commit crime than other Australians, but rather indigenous Australians are…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Indigenous Australian Society

    Indigenous Australians are significantly disadvantaged in modern Australian society. It exists because white Australian public believe that Australia is a post-racial society and claim to be anti-discrimination while ignoring increased incarceration rates, deaths in custody, and lasting effects from political wrongs committed against indigenous Australians. The sociological imagination is a concept used to see how situations in society occur and play out based on how people differ in terms of…

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  • Indigenous Australians: A Psychological Analysis

    As a psychology student I find this information to be very crucial in a psychological field, allowing psychologists to work with clients from a vast array of cultural diversities. Psychologists need to be properly educated on being culturally competent and aware, particularly on matters involving the stolen generation. Children were taken from their families under duress, compulsion and undue influence, where they were assimilated into the ‘white society’ and sent to mission stations (Clay,…

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  • Thancoupie: Indigenous Australian Artist

    Thancoupie World: Thancoupie is an Indigenous Australian artist with a strong Thanaquith background. Born in the late 1930’s the world in which she spent her childhood was rich in traditional customs. One of these customs was to use clay for ceremonial purposes. When Thancoupie was a young girl she knew that clay was sacred, Thancoupie said that where she grew up, ‘The men used to keep the clay in a special storehouse and we kids were not allowed to touch it’. The artist goes by her totemic name…

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  • Indigenous Australian Criminal Justice System: A Case Study

    Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system has been the focus of numerous reports, discussions and research projects since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1991 (Wahlquist, 2016). Revealing unacceptably high Indigenous imprisonment rates, the data is grim, indicating that even though comprising less than 3% of the population, Indigenous people represent almost 33% of the prison population, and over 50% of all young people in detention (Australian…

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