Indigenous peoples of Oceania

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Stan Grant's Speech

    arguments that make the audience reflect back on their actions and make them familiarize with the suffering the aboriginals went through after the hound of hatred and boos. Adding on, soon after the use of alliteration, Stan Grant uses the rule of three in which he describes the sound of humiliation and the years of struggle as “dispossession, injustice, suffering and survival”. The use of the rule of three triggers the mind of the audience by making them sympathize with the vicious situation that aboriginals of Australia went through. He uses statistics to support his arguments. “My people die young in this country. We die ten years younger than average Australians and we are far from free. We are fewer than three percent of the Australian population and yet we are 25 percent, a quarter of those Australians locked up in our prisons and if you are a juvenile, it is worse, it is 50 percent. An Indigenous child is more likely to be locked up in prison than they are to finish high school.” A striking feature of Grant’s speech is easily noticed. His constant repetition of “The Australian Dream” is a use of anaphora. In fact, he anchors his speech by returning to the phrase 11 times. This certainly has echoes of Martin Luther’s King’s speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. In that speech, King invoked the phrase “I have a dream” eight times. However, rather than state it after telling us of freedom and youth, wealth and joy, he instead states it again and again, after telling…

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  • Social Media Influence On Indigenous Australians

    Australian media has always been a prevalent force associated with Indigenous Australians. Ever since the mass spread of information through media was invented, it has been used as both a negative and positive way to promote certain agendas. Social media is also a mechanism that is changing the way Indigenous Australians interact and use media, and has had an important impact on Indigenous Peoples around the world. Despite many changes for the better in regards to how the media is used to…

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  • The Secret River Film Analysis

    through the depiction of Settlers and Indigenous custodians of Australia. It offers an intuitive outlook on land ownership, highlighting the varying attitudes and relationships each group has with the land and the concept of racial superiority. Differing cultures are thoroughly investigated throughout the film, providing understanding into the marginalisation of mainly indigenous people as well as White settlers within the film. The film portrays significant differing worldviews between the…

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  • Sally's Story Analysis

    Sally’s Story Sally’s Story illustrates the life of an average Aboriginal family in Australia. The southern British Commonwealth during that period of time was a far cry from its colonial past, where Aborigines were singled out for persecution. Yet, life for members of the Aboriginal population remains to be a struggle in a subtle but present manner. Indigenous Australians faced difficulties from greater economic hardships caused by poverty and unemployment to social stigma and discrimination,…

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  • The Past And Present: Aboriginal Identity

    the Aboriginal people from the past and present. Many of the artists chosen for the exhibition bring to light, and focus on the Stolen Generation in their works. This will be the past part of the exhibition. The present part of the exhibition will focus on how the Aborigines have dealt with those effects of the Stolen Generations while working to fit in with white communities in the present day society of Australia. This relates to the development of Australian contemporary art because all of…

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  • Social Darwinist Theory

    The 1997 Bringing Them Home National Inquiry discusses how the Australian Government has used regulations and policies to force Indigenous children away from their families. This essay will discuss how racism in Australia has impacted the Indigenous Community. It will discuss how the Indigenous Community have been subjected to the Social Darwinist theory, the ‘constructions of race’, Assimilation policies, the Child Removal policies and ‘institutional racism’. The 1997 Bringing Them Home…

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  • Summary Of The Poem Subject Matter Bruce Dawe

    true, which was to stay. Maturity – The wife accepts defeat, not fighting against the situation. ‘She won’t even ask why they’re leaving this time’. She becomes subservient to her husband’s whims. Belonging – Due to the family moving quite a lot, they are unable to establish roots and connect with the community. They have their own community, because they rely on each other to feel connected. Emotion: The ambience is set is an atmospheric and sombre tone. With soft, smooth consonants and…

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  • Indigenous Education Disadvantages

    Unfortunately the statistics in this domain too paint a grim picture. Results indicate that ‘Indigenous Australians have considerably lower numeracy and literacy levels than the non-Indigenous population, significantly higher school absenteeism rates, and lower school completion outcomes’ (Bandias et al., 2013, cited in Cuervo et al., 2015, p.8). Additionally, the situation in regional and remote communities is even worse. On the one hand there is a general decline in the quality of education in…

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  • The Aztec Account Of The Conquest Of Mexico And The Conquest Of New Spain, By Bernal Diaz

    While the idea that the arrival of Europeans to “The New World” brought upon the indigenous cultures of America no small amount of strife and misery, as well as fame and fortune upon the Spanish is widely accepted as fact, there is limitless dissention among historians about the true history of the conquest of “New Spain”. One event that exemplifies this dissention is that of the Siege of Tenochtitlan. In the following analysis I will describe and discuss two conflicting accounts that document…

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  • Grassy Narrows First Land Case Study

    The current problems that surround Aboriginal title is a result of the historical development that transpired when European colonizers decided to claim land ownership over Canada. In the process of acquiring sovereignty over territories, the British Crown infringed on the land rights of Aboriginal people. The Europeans took complete control over the land by depriving Aboriginal people’s right to self-determination and land. The Canadian government has recently come to recognize past injustices…

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