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The Rufus River Massacre - Lake Victoria South West NSW

See: Fighting for land nothing new for First Nations elder pdf
Murra Wurra Paakintji elder Dorothy Lawson says her grandparent's rights as "squatters" were over-looked when authorities built a water storage basin at Lake Victoria in 1922
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Fighting for land nothing new for First Nations elder

Coranderrk: First Nations Farmers and Market Gardeners

Inside the killing fields of Queensland

Illustation: 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. Read more about Inside the killing fields of Queensland

Quality of life for Australians 2nd only to Norway, but for Aboriginal peoples 122nd

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