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    Authorities also warned that if children were not removed, indigenous people would become a “burden” or a “menace” to their emerging nations. Just underneath this articulated layer of justification lay a bedrock of concerns about defining and building the nation-as white, Christian and modern. Perhaps its most enthusiastic advocate was Western Australia Chief Protector Neville, who raised the possibility of whites becoming a minority in Australia. "Are we going to have a population of 1,ooo,ooo blacks in the Commonwealth," he queried a commonwealth conference, "or are we going to merge them into our white community and eventually forget that there ever were any aborigines in Australia? " (citation needed140). With this type of eradicating intent Neville sought to remove lighter-skinned Aboriginal children…

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    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.…

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    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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    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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    This Indigenous Australian Education unit has presented and exposed me to a lot of new knowledge in relation to Indigenous Aboriginal identity, culture and stereotypes. My own family identity is of non-Indigenous Australian nationality, born and raised in Western Sydney, NSW. My family race is of white-Caucasian Australian which can be stereotyped for culturally consuming beer regularly and wearing cork hats, which I categorically do not do; and using typical Australian slang phrases such as…

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    Australian indigenous knowledge and cultures In the last 60,000 years Australian indigenous knowledge has advanced through generations.Unlike western culture where knowledge becomes grown and known through written text's,Indigenous knowledge is developed by images, words, patterns, sounds, smells ,tastes on different canvases such as sand, soil, the body and rocks.Furthermore, Since British colonisation in 1788 threats to traditional indigenous knowledge existed then and even more now in modern…

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    Indigenous Australian had been living in Australia since 50,00 years ago. They lived by hunting, walking place to place, building homes, etc. But when the British came, the ritual that they’d been applying to their daily lives gone. The white people came and took away their lands and start building their own business. They took away the indigenous Australians kids and was known as the stolen generation. From that moment, that gap between indigenous and non-indigenous people increasing, from life…

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    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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    As a country we should be addressing our culture and prejudice against our indigenous Australians. Picture this. You are an indigenous Australian. You have just been told you are pregnant or your wife or partner has. You are told your maternal death rate is 3 time bigger than non-indigenous females. Nine months later and you have just given birth to your child. Well done, you survived. Now imagine that your child’s risk of mortality is double compared to non-indigenous children. They are…

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    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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