Colonialism

Exposing 'Dad and Dave' movies and the hidden truth of slaughters and dispossession

Illustration: Michael Perkins Source: The Australian

Richard Fotheringham The Australian
06 October 2010

The discovery of a memoir by Steele Rudd's father sheds light on the murderous collision between settlers and Aborigines on the Darling Downs

European settlement in Australia was bloody brutal. The idea that on small or imagined provocation you had to kill Aborigines indiscriminately was tacitly acknowledged throughout the immigrant rural communities: "how else could the land be made safe for settlers and their families?"

Here is a book review that reveals a few historical records of southern Queensland's frontier wars. An uncomfortable silence still hangs over the most controversial issue in Australian colonial history. [node:read-more:link]

Australia's First peoples worse off than 40 years ago

"Remembering the past to understand the present and create a new future"

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50 Aboriginal trackers left behind at the end of the Boer War

Blacktrackers
This historical image of Aboriginal Black trackers believed to be associated with Queensland in the same period. There are no known photographs of the Blacktrackers who were commissioned to the Boer War.

Between 1899 and 1902, fifty Aboriginal black trackers were summoned by the British forces in South Africa to join the Boer war effort. [node:read-more:link]

No law against genocide means Australia is not a civilised nation

Parts of the Genocide Convention were imported into domestic law by way of the International Criminal Court Consequential Amendments Act 2002, but only the Attorney-General can begin a genocide case and if he/she refuses there is no right of appeal and no reasons need to be given. (268.121 - 268.122). This is contrary to the intent of the long-standing Genocide Convention, which Australia was the third country to sign.
 

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