History

Where we are coming from, moving into a new and exciting future

With a new and exciting future ahead, Michael Anderson reminds us of where we have been in the past 40 years in respect of our struggle for land rights, sovereignty, restitution and compensation, and what has been said and acted upon by the governments.

He presents an overview of our struggle for sovereignty and outlines the importance of standing our ground. This article includes examples of the concerns the state and territories have in respect of our potential claims that will come their way.

This, people, is our time. Stand up and be counted.
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Asserting Aboriginal Sovereignty into Governance

Message to our Aboriginal Leaders and authorized 'Lore' people of our Aboriginal Nations.

Aboriginal Sovereignty is official recognition of already existing first Nations Peoples (Aboriginal People) cultural and land connection. The recognition recognizes the right for Governance of one's own affairs.

"It is important to understand how in Aboriginal society one nation cannot speak for another" (Anderson, Michael. 2011) Read more about Asserting Aboriginal Sovereignty into Governance

First Royal Commission into atrocities against Aboriginal prisoners - WA 1905

Frontier history North West Australia 2005

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Notice the tin mugs placed in strategic places on the tin wall behind the prisoners - if one wanted a drink or go to the toilet the whole gang would have to go with them. In some cases, people were chained next to a member of a tribal group that is culturally inappropriate to even to speak to, never-loan the different customs and language barriers. It's no wonder they had difficulty fitting into their own family group when they were 'lucky' enough to return to their home. Read more about First Royal Commission into atrocities against Aboriginal prisoners - WA 1905

Whites & Blacks during the colonisation of Victoria in the 19th Century

This page provides an insight into the treatment of the First Nations peoples in Victoria and the archaic attitudes of the colonisers immediately following many of the mass slaughters and displacements from 'country' in the 19th century.
 
It covers 5 pages of volume 1 from
'The Australian Race, its origin, languages, customs, place of landing in Australia and the routes by which it spread itself over that continent' published in 1886.

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1926 plan for an Aboriginal state and to teach Aboriginals how to live on 'country'

1926 plan for an Aboriginal state and to teach Aboriginals how to live on 'country'

In 1926 a group of colonists with self acclaimed 'high moral standards' and with a small touch of guilt, came up with the idea to create an Aboriginal state. The idea was to give Arnhem Land to Aboriginal people and teach them how to be self-sufficient ... "It is a bold scheme, but the committee behind it includes men who know the aborigine, and who have sufficient faith in it to call for signatures to a petition to be presented to the Commonwealth Parliament asking for its inauguration" Read more about 1926 plan for an Aboriginal state and to teach Aboriginals how to live on 'country'

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