This is a must-read for all Australians especially those who continue to believe lies that distort the impact of the maltreatment of Indigenous peoples.
I think saint peter has deceived us all and so too the Christian church who has profited handsomely from people's misery. The church has failed and is responsible for much persecution.
So true God will be the final judge and he won't reward the cruel treatment of the people he made the custodians of this land
powerful words, echoing across the years but how much has changed. The land is still being stolen..mining instead of beef
1928 GGB what a Profound Poem telling the History in very Strong way hard to Believed that Aboriginal and Torre Islander First Peple of Australia still Straggling for Basic Humans Rights.
I don't Need to be Aboriginal to Support Aboriginal Rights
Thank your for Sharing Deadly Beautiful Aboriginal Culture
How true, and sadly, still true after nearly one hundred years.
He is a ledgened and knows exactly what he's talking about. But what I can't understand is why native Australias are still not given equal rights and there tribal laws not respected. It's 2017 and native Australias are not even reckonised in the constitution FFS. Change the date.
We are not guilty of the crimes of our ancestors, but it is our responsibility to make sure that they will not happen again.
There is a wealth of information out there if people bother to look.. If you go to NITV website, they might have more info on the speech. But as mainstream media kept it quiet, I doubt the actual transcript will be public, it should be but you might have to spend hours digging for it.
Not sure how he could speak for the Irish of that time though. I do not disagree with the sentiment but anyone can throw stones around like that. Is there a more in-depth video article on his statement featuring exactly what he said or his justifications on going public ie: irish documentation etc involving these claims?
I'm glad at least one politician can admit the truth. A shame it was a foreign politician, not one of the fucking useless crap that pretends to represent Australia.
The system is a psychological triangle people see with what they hear & they speak about what they see with what they hear... Its a dangerous system with no feelings for the first Nations people... We are guilty as soon as we are born in their eyes!!! Bunch of land claiming murderous, treasonous, muts
Having just read about your case I am appalled. You have been let down by Australia's unjust legal system.
I hope you are acquitted and can resume your life. I am sorry for what has happened to you.
Horrendous, so called justice, why should you admit guilt if you are innocent..i know of a truly guilty double murderer of 2 beautiful people, who had his sentence reduced to 25 years. A travesty of justice. Keep fighting..
That forensics "doctor" was proven to be unqualified for the job he was given. So I don't understand why, if not all but the majority of his "findings" haven't been reexamined.. No matter what the cost? I stopped reading when I read his name.. Why was his co accused freed? To expect an innocent man to say he's guilty for his freedom is fucking absurd! To listen to that man refusing to admit guilt for so long, should have set of alarm bells in any half decent human being.. I hope he finally gets heard and hope he is generously compensated, the world that he got taken from has had so many changes, it's going to be a massive adjustment!
I will find it in a minute, but I also think he performed an autopsy on an indigenous man out in the open on tribal land, forcing even children to watch! One sick man.. I found links to the transcript, but because it discusses the deceased indigenous man and his treatment, what do I do? I won't post without a reply.. It was him!
I hope that his conviction is overturned. There certainly seems to be compelling evidence
How long do you get for murder this man has served two murder charges
If you are Inocent I wishing you all the best Out come
Jade Jenkinson How absurd that this poor man is still locked up!
Let's hope that they see his case and not his race!
i hope he gets to proudly choose whether or not to marry the consenting adult of his choice very soon...and that he gets to experience considerably less anxiety and depression as a result! 😊
Big love brother. We're all in this together!!! Songlines... don't stop!
We can articulate like our elders can't... our stories are our power... we share to lift and support. Deadly alive nation!
I love us, we are diverse ... my mental health comes from being the blonde one who got picked out and on... weren't many of us white black fellas in the 80's who held strong to who we are... I know who I am because we share... when I was in Redfern/newton living in squat houses with my activist aboriginal single mum I learned that my soul was worth fighting for... grandmother will speak through me the words they beat from her, I found em and I'm picking them up and putting em together to speak them to the world!!!
Keep on my strong original proud family!
Had such a wonderful experience in Kempsey NSW last weekend at "It's OK on the Macleay" day that was a community gathering for LGBTIQ and supportive friends, family and community to come together and include all. LGBTIQ Aboriginal people were well represented in giving speeches, singing and performing. The photo is the "Dunghutti Divas"
i might be wrong but this seems like a technically poor use of the word trigger, which refers to trauma trigger, which is a specific thing, and I get the impression that's not what's meant here. Misuse of this term negates its power, which is to specify and identify a particular kind of psychological response. Should be more judicious imo. Supposing my suspicions are correct, a better term than trigger would be 'contributing factor'
Also hope that if he and his partner or husband decide to have kids, the kids inherit his eyebrows!!!! 😘
This guy is the future of Australia: unique and resilient. Respect.
Total Respect young man.
Stay proud young man. Us Grannys know all about unconditional love and we all feel it for you.
Hey here an easy way to get up smoking,,,say the name of someone you love in the spirit world, ask them to please help you give up smoking,, Before you go to sleep ,pray by saying their full name,,,first last and in between name for help to give up ..
One Tribe our Tribe come a long now .
I personally feel it is very low income, or poverty line people who smoke 💨, the more stress I'm under, the more I smoke 💨, it is not like I can effort to go to a show, restaurant, or other entertainment event to relieve the stress, so the new tobacco taxes are another way to make life harder for welfare persons, and I have only ever smoked rollies‼️💔🔥🖤🖤
Even though the book talks about Recognise which is now the failed Government campaign orchestrated by Zionist Mark Leibler's firm it addresses the agenda behind Davis by the misconception that her voice is representative of Indigenous Australia.
On pages vi and vii just before the intro a #FakeNews style analysis is given for the yes and no case for Constitutional Reform. Constitutional Reform proposals have never put forward "Rights" for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People except a jurisdiction for the Government to make Laws without limitation. There is also permission granted to make discriminative laws for special laws applying to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people so that is definitely not addressing discrimination but literally endorsing and enshrining discrimination permanently.
The No voice is certainly not the rubbish Davis proclaims it to be on page vii either.
I'm a proud Aboriginal man who loves his people north, south, east and west.. stand together because if we do we are strong.
Please join me in demanding a national CNS to stop #IndigenousDeaths in Cu...
Are we expected to believe the government provided zero funding for Aboriginal health except for a Healthy Schools Program and a bit of Health Training?
This is not a complete list of Aboriginal related funding.
As we've always suspected - there is a long standing rort - nice to see now there is proof of the rort
Now accountability for this is still absent unfortunately
How should the money be used? Handed directly to the people? Genuinely curious about who it should have gone to and how it should have been used
Typical lying red neck government they have no intention of closing the gap they just keep feeding the racism in Australia with all the stories of all the SO CALLED MONEY that First Nations people are given NOT!!! Lying dogs!!!😡
I said this before and I said this again
I know that the funding for Aboriginal People with Mental health been expend in the white Community.
They said Black Money for White People
My quiestion is WAY ?
Thank you for sharing this. The truth needs to be told and we need to force change!
Aboriginal communities always was the invisible victim
Government speaks with forked tongue 😈
They've got to subsidise the mining industry thats reaping/raping the wealth ???? From aboriginal land .
That's been happening everywhere around Australia 🇦🇺
I would probably accept that the stated accounts go "towards" Aboriginal welfare. But the majority of it gets intercepted and diverted before it gets there.
Yeah and they have a cheek to say we get things for free. like f%*k we do.
They just keep feeding the white fellow with big incomes that's where the money goes.
Urban health gets millions for services under professor Dr hayman mental health
Precious Zayne was taken far too soon in the most tragic of circumstances. With a warrior strength spirit, so much cheekiness and a biggest heart this little man will be forever watching down from hea...
Here is an article that highlights what we, as a society, are failing to teach our kids. Whether this ‘culture’ has contributed to making Australia the great country it is today: racist, sexist, homophobic; home to the hansons and the duttons of the world; or Australia’s ‘greatness’ has infected its future one thing is certain; the time has come for educators to call out these behaviours and attitudes for what they are before the damage is irredeemable.
They spend an average of 30 hours per week in school, and the other 138 hours per week not in school. That is out of the 35 - 42 weeks per year they spend at school at all. Their attitudes about many issues, including how to treat people, are like their packed lunches. They come from home.
So disgraceful that these students want to blame the author for their own inability to answer the question. If my child behaved in this manner he/she would no longer have any means by which to access the internet, and therefore would no lpnger be able to harrass anyone and would learn a valuable lesson. I would also like to know what action the school is taking.
Toxic 'culture' of White racial violence against an Aboriginal author... All students should have been charged with racial vilification!
I find the whole thing staggering. The fact the many of the students just don't get the issue or the problem. Like the poem by the way and although myHSC was a year or two ago I thought the question perfectly reasonable. It can be answered in a very straightforward way or in a multi-layered way. Just what you want for an exam question.
A well researched timely article by Osman Faruqi. What emerges is that two negative forces connected to spill filth - online abusive culture and dumbed down ignorant Australian racist values. As Faruqi makes plain, there is a pressing need to call out this behaviour which educational authorities are failing to address. Online abuse is generated by freedom from repercussions - the perpetrator is in virtual space and can say things they would never dare say in company for fear of condemnation. As one student said, it began in a jokey way about mangoes, then 'spiralled' into a nasty mob mentality. Beware the mob mentality when reasonably normal people abandon personal responsibility for their actions and merge their identity in the mob. Particularly beware the online mob mentality when the issue at stake is respect for one's fellow human beings, regardless of race, creed or gender.
I found it interesting though that all the headlines on mainstream tv 'advertised interviews with Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo and when they can on Taita was there... was it because they couldn't pro ounce his name? Because he is brown? Or wtf?
Taika Waititi since watching Hunt for the Wilderpeople, I've been wanting to work with you... and you just had to keep getting awesome!!!
Obituary contributed by Jane Vadiveloo* Last month, our nation lost a great fighter in M Hayes Ampetyane, an iconic elder of the Arrernte Nation and a senior Traditional Owner of Mparntwe (Alice Sprin...
An Incredible heartfelt story - native title has and continues to fail so many of us. To your family Gumi, ngaltatjara my heart goes out to them. To you may your spirit return to the dreamtime peacefully RIP warrior 😪
Miss my nan sad that she never had a proper house to live in , but was used by many ,she never got anything from people she helped sad that her last years was spent in age care
What an amazing woman. Such a heartbreaking story :'(
An epidemic of smoking-related deaths is about to hit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, health researchers have warned. A research team led by Dr Raymond Lovett from the National Cent...
I've been trying to quit smoking for awhile now. It's bloody harder than you think. I wish I didn't start 40+ years ago, I would of been able to watch me grandkids grow up longer than I will. It sucks watching family dying from smoking and knowing that's what my kids will be doing in 10-15 years, if I last that long. But hay my choice my fault, no one else to blame.
Its really difficult quitting the problem is addiction we smokers are aware its bad we know but its not easy quitting research has also shown that tobacco addiction is also hereditary so that's why not everyone can quit easily.
Death is every where! I hate it! Health is everything and looking after your self has to be a priority! Good tucker ditch the smokes grog and sugar!
Aboriginal women from across the Kimberley have shared their knowledge, inspirations and challenges at the region’s first Straight Talk event held in Broome. The regional event, delivered jointly by...
At the newly opened Bagala Community Store in the Northern Territory outback, $1 bottles of spring water are flying off the shelf. Water has quickly become the fastest selling item at one of Australia...
Churchill was racist, sexist, homophobic, imperialist, and genocidal. He deserved a worse end than he had.
Actually ive read a little on the subject and many would be suprised that for example the governor on the first fleet had orders to 1) make camp 2) make treaty. Back in England the Georgian sensitivies of antislavers lived on in those good folk pressing for a no-one-gets-hurt option... which is why they went out a kidnapped men early on, for interpreters... which says so much of the european mindest.
When I was growing up I read a basic book about Churchill from the English perspective and he was my hero for years. Then I started reading up on the history of NZ and the origins of WW1 and 2 and my opinion rapidly changed.
Settlers have always done worse than the Brits who it remains fashionable to blame to avoid our own responsibility
Remember, this always was and always will be Aboriginal land. x
Yes I hope so too but given the system is still barbaric I highly doubt it.
wasn't white aussie capt cook aussie meant to be independent by this point -- what a joke
If Churchill has the moral high ground, you must be a big pile of poo.
I’m so lucky to have spent time Boori and I miss him, having not seen him in some time. I love this book so much I have 2 copies: 1 to share with others and 1 with many photos signed by the precious people held dear by Boori. ❤️🕊
I met Boori when he did a talk at my high school in 2000. It was an eye and heart opening experience. Such a lovely guy.
You are amazing. My 28 yo son remembers with much fondness your visit to his infants school. You have achieved so much.
I've got to get my self a Monty pryor's book, some where there must be one for me, I will not rest till I get my see into one, lol
Thank you for sharing Boori! Reminiscing back when I studied Aboriginal history and political movement - great read!
Boori Monty Pryor...This man, this book...😍...both changed my life as a 16 y.o, twenty years ago. A true inspiration from the way he shakes a leg, to the work he continues to do. A blessing to his people & this country ♥️
your are a awesome guy with great storys to tell 👍👌❤️😀
Just a decent human being. Where has the hair gone?
He gave me this book and I loved it. Thanks heaps R
It reminds me a little of the idiot yippie (yuppie hippie) woman in perth using didgeridoo and crystals to 'heal women'. I call it cut and paste spirituality or culture salad. It's what happens when people have no culture of their own to connect to, they lack a sense of belonging which they seek out anywhere they can.
Some find an established set of beliefs that suites them, some just make their own shit cake from everyone elses crumbs. Either way there will always be someone willing to profit from the gullibility of other's. So long as they're not sacred images and it's Aboriginal artists that are profiting, I'm good with letting people make dicks of themselves.
Besides, if you believe dreamtime and tarot you must also believe in our ancestor's ability to fuck you up for disrespecting them.
Not sure I'd trust a 'reading' from cards designed by people who think they can 'connect to the spirit' by looking at a language they don't know how to read 😅
From what I can find out the book and cards were designed to be used for divination, so using them that way is totally in line with what the author wanted. No conflict there. Keep in mind there would be no sacred knowledge in these. Probably more in line with using every day Australian symbols (kangaroo, emu etc) and giving them a spiritual 'meaning' more in line with popular culture for marketing purposes. Anything that says 'To Aboriginal people the X means....' is going to be generic because as far as I know there is no completely unified meaning of anything.
Also, the book and cards are available on the open market for anyone to buy and use. I don't think you'd need specific permission to use them, since that was the intention behind making and selling them to begin with.
My biggest concern here would be what reputable university has a course teach divination?
I myself have a deck of dream time cards that I read and I'll tell you they are amazing cards. And no I dont see the problem with it just because you feel uncomfortable with someone telling the future ? Its like connecting to the land and our ancestors..
Find out what the outcome of the exercise it. What unit learning outcomes are linked to the assessment. If it is to learn about Aboriginal culture then a different resource should be used, it it is to try and include a bit of Indigenousnous into the content then its inappropriate, if it is to do with taro card reading then use a different resource.
I'm a lecturer and Wongutha and if you inbox name I can assist you to write an appropriate email to the lecturer to point out the issues. I would need the assessment question, maybe the rubric if you have it and the unit outline if there is one.
Try the Aboriginal health resource centre AHRC , if your scenario is the case this organisation should be aware of it, if not they could investigate, all the best
What was the uni subject? Why were you set a fortune telling group activity at uni? What were the learning outcomes meant to be?
Depending on what University you are at, there may be an Indigenous faculty where you could go and seek direct advice. Most of the major Australian universities have this, usually they’re called ‘Indigenous Teaching and Research’ and they have Indigenous staff, and sometimes Elders in residence. They would be able to look at the material, in the context of your Uni, and potentially take it up for you if there is an issue.
They have no educational value.
There are always lessons to learn from tjurrkapa through self reflection but adding the tarot element is just frivolous consumerism.
A bit like the German woman taking melanin injections and breast and facial implants to "become" a negro woman..... kinda cultural or ethnic theft and misappropriation for consumerist spiritualism.... find yourself through your own heritage and history
That's grody. Our stories are sacred and living, they are not for people to pick up and use as if they're a fun literary thing.
Sounds VERY VERY odd to me if you are talking about aboriginal culture.!!! Aboriginal culture was never written but sung in songs and verbal stories. Are they using a Creative Commons licence?
Goodluck, I told the truth about my culture in an essay which lead me to fail the unit. pft.
What exactly is the class activity? The context?
Can you not speak to your lecturer about this
What sort of university course is this that you are using fortune telling cards??
Why not just walk around with the kids in the bush and think about how to live there
Inbeded racisim plus white privilege equals it was taken out if context and they are the victims... these kids need to learn that actions have consequences hope they fail that part of the hsc and the school make them do a cultural awareness coarse
Inbeded racisim they should be charged and made to leave school for good but making them say sorry is so much bs it will mean nothing what should happen is name and shame ban from all kinds of schooling and a 7 year ban from all forms of higher education
There are so many of great kids coming through with excellent attitudes and aspirations for a better world.
But sadly there's also those who think belittling someone online is a quality. Like those accused in this article.
Have they learned nothing better, in 12 years? Or did they only start their "learning" when they got to school and are merely acting that age -12.
Deserve nothing for English exam.
They haven't yet gained an understanding of the topic!
Not even how to properly communicate their own ignorance...
(So they'll probably be invited into Liberal party now)
They certainly deserve to fail their hsc, or for them to be refused entry to uni on charector grounds unless they apologise. Here in WA we have a social program called "choose respect" which many of our schools are taking part in. I wonder if similar programs run over east? If not, looks like maybe they could learn a thing or two from us.
Bloody disrespectful, what would be the point of an apology if they don't mean it. They deserve to lose major points for racism
I love the poem. I don't know why these students didn't understand it. And to treat the author like that is disrespectful. Racism at its worst. Not anyone else's fault you couldn't answer the question. Being made to say sorry is not a punishment. Spoilt brats.
Spoiled brat kids, who have no skills at all except to bully others (including their parents) to get what they want, or make their ego bigger‼️👎🏿
They need to go to a brat camp, and learn some skills to gain some competence in themselves‼️👍🏿
What a brilliant poem, what a talented human 😍🖤👍🏿🎶🎶
Yes, hard to put with. The noun brats appropriate. Little scummy kids. It doesn't matter. When I worked with the Noongars in Brookton WA. This was rife. The aboriginal community have fought back against ignorance, oppressirion and stupidity. Keep moving on. You all all doing the job that is so needed
The system is responsible for the view these kids have. If people were prpperly educated from the start about colonisation aka "the Truth" this bs would end!
No Class, bloody little fools, should be ashamed of themselves‼️...what of their parents & their schools?
& that's where it starts from then they carry it on in life then teach their children it's ok to be racist to us makes my blood boil
I hope those responsible get their marks withheld it’s in the power of the HSC board.
They learn english in high school, but they don't learn respect in the home
A lot of this has to do with abusive online culture. Being able to say what you like in virtual space and get away with it. I don't see any education bodies or government bodies making the slightest attempt to address this ongoing, worsening problem.
Urged to apologise? How about being charged for harassment?
Immature brats alright, too big for their boots, they need to grow up! No respect!!!
No surprises...racism is alive and well in this country
Find them... make them apologise... or they get no hsc... simple... action and consequence...
Self entitled, nasty little, racist shits.
We Not Learning Nothing in the Last 250 Years.
Yours are the Future of Australia Shame
Apologies are not enough students harassing an author that should be suspension or expulsion!
um, yeah? That's the fucking least they should do!
It actually is a very beautiful poem. Kids showing their culture's worst side.
I hope they do apologise. Quite apart being punished by their schools, the NSW exam board, &c.
Yeah an apology covers all and costs nothing... Aussie way
You do it great!
(But I dunno how you got the dog to bark in time)
Sometimes I play the Didgereedon't
ie: It's made from PVC plumbing pipe in the shape of a saxaphone
And when I put it together I made the mistake of having a play before the glue was dry
Trust me on this
That's a bad idea
Unless you're into massive headaches!
The digeredon't works a treat
If you into the 'PVC' didge sound
And as I've never got the hang of the circular breathing thing
I call my style of playing "Jazz Didge"
Keep playing mate
You do it great!
this is an amazing instrument, I heard a guy in Adelaide once make his talk. He was saying words with it.
<3 My spirit soars every time I hear this magnificent instrument played by a talented technician/musician a sound that brings joy to my <3 and peace to my mind.
Great idea to use as clapsticks while playing, fabulous
Artist and Gamilaroi woman Paris Norton is leading a project that is unearthing history in previously inaccessible country using drone technology and, in the process, allowing the Indigenous community...
Who think all Government officials
Office, post offices,police Station, Docs & child safety, public schools ,state schools ,high school,court houses
Any office or Organization that are Australian government
We need to make this Mandatory in Parliament
We all need to make this happen
Both Aboriginal Flag & Torre Strait Island Flag needs to be flowing on a National level
Why is it not? And the local nation of the area there they are still around whats that mob alled aeora or something down there on the harbour?
Safer if council steps back and start cleaning stuff, recycling, dog licences, historic stuff. Leave big game to the Republic Movement. Changing dates is nothing. Of course anyone can play.
Why does 'defend' need to be in inverted commas? Does defend actually mean 'beat the fuck out of people expressing opinions we dont like'?
If we try to disrupt protests because we dont like what they are about, we are fascists.
How is anyone still a racist? There's enough information around to show them how appalling they are by now.
Standing up to bullies is a magical thing to do. I love it and thank you all.
we did, last night.
Bash the fash? I kid though, good work keeping these councilors safe.
Man against man
The BIG MAN is laughing
Ask all the far-right when they are going back to Europe. Simples 😉 😂
it is bullying and an abuse of power.It should be the federal government leading the way, not a few enlightened councils. I have no problem with changing the date
I agree with changing the date. It started out before federation as a way of demanding loyalty to the crown which even our non indigenous ancestors wanted to free themselves from. We need a day we are comfortable with.
Have a gander at this site Australians For Genuine Change In Government.
In 1982, First Nations people from across the country converged on Brisbane to protest the Commonwealth Games, demand recognition of Aboriginal Land Rights and demonstrate against the Queensland Gover...
I'd be happier with a indigenous political party in this country, not just token black fellas in other political parties doing nothing but what there party wants. Black white or brindle the 26th is invasion day, it's in the history books all around the world. The 1st of April is a better day to have a day for people to get drunk and have a day off work. It's not like it hasn't been changed more than a half a dozen times before and a day of lies is the perfect day.
The day the British marines
drove off the Aboriginal people
from the best water and riches soil
in Sydney cove.
26th should be frontier
warrior day of respect.
Hatred will always b the sign of SUFFERING Zee Man
1) Illegitimate children are not part of the line of succession unless explicitly added to it.
2) even if his claim is legitimate AND he was added to the line of succession his wife would not have any claim to the throne. At best, she would be Queen Consort.
The problem is that even if proven to be true as a basterd child he would never have a claim on the throne or even any royalties, he will never even get away with doing a test as mi5 will just make him disappear just like Diana
Awesome! How cool if the courts rule he can demand a DNA sample?! QEII will not be amused! 😄Reckon Australia would be a republic in no time! 😂
But this current royal family ruling England their bloodline goes back to a King who fought a War to win the English throne he wasnt born from a English royal bloodline didnt he kill the real english king so if you want to be technical what other royal bloodline does Queen Elizabeth have because her and her son Charles and possibly this Aussie guy would be really German royalty if you wanted to get technical?
And even weirder again the father of charles was a prince of greece? But yet the greek royal family weren't really greek? Are they danish or somthing so that would be danish royalty from his father prince phillip? Its all too confusing and it doesnt make sense to me and basically none of them sound like real British royalty anyway.
Oh thank you for sharing this story!! Nothing like a bit of gossip to brighten up my day!! I bet it won't brighten up some other's days though. Gotta love it. Keep us informed on FB as the saga progresses.
Prince Albert has a mix race son (mother from Togo) he has not right to the throne but are otherwise entitled to the wealth. Liechtenstein has a black princess. And Denmark has a mix race countess (half chinese). The (royal) world are moving slowly forward.
I'm related to the queen too. We were both born in England. She definitely has my number , its on my birth certificate 😀
I'm not sure I would want to be part of that family
Because he was born in a hospital that didn't deliver babies he concludes that Camilla and Charles are his real parents. He must have something else other than that. Was he adopted?
So someone of a longer existing culture than the English would certainly improve their culture and lineage
If they weren't legally married, then he isn't next in line. Also the Ruler has to give permission for the marriage.
He's illegitimate so can not have any claim to the throne even if he is their son. I doubt whether a DNA test will ever be done though.
This would never happen...She doesn't meet the "incestuous" qualification for the royal family...You know...the one where you have to marry ones mother's-sister's-half brother's-cousin's-uncle's-3/4 badger 😉
Harry is not Charles’s son. He is the product of an affair Diana had with a security guard so not much argument for ‘legitimacy’ there!
This would certainly be an interesting story, however Aboriginal have their own Royal titles apparently....
If he's illegitimate he will have no claim to the throne.
I so hope this is proven to be true!!!!
I hate everything about these scrounging royals but this would be a very different kettle of fish.
Im a torres strait islander from QLD i used to go to school with Elvina and her sisters.
He's never been a bastard, He is the heir to
The iron throne 😅
An interesting story! Aoffspring of Charles and Camilla are not in line to the throne.
#BlackQueen nice change. Wow that would throw a tool box not just a spanner into the works then hey
Bianca Smith Nanna P would love this royal story 😊
Even if it’s true the results can be easily fudged/lost ....
Some parts of this article were like...out of it.😂😂
My family came to Australia from Ireland. I remember when I was a child, seeing a picture of my grandfather from the early 1900s. He was a policeman in the west coast region of South Australia. The picture showed my grandfather sitting on a horse, with a group of Aboriginal men in a line behind him, chained from neck to neck, and the end of the chain attached to the pommel of my grandfather's saddle. It was only as an adult that I was able to put this picture into the context of colonialism and the racist governmental policies, because no context was given when I saw the picture. Now I know better, because I listen and I learn from Aboriginal people. Seems like many here don't want to listen, and don't want to learn.
This is important I think, as people like to bring up how the Irish were treated as a way to deflect from Indigenous issues.
A lot of Irish draw similarity to the indigenous people of Australia (like myself). No doubt some Irish would be responsible for what happened here but they were unlikely to be real Irish, more likely from the Protestant ruling class whose ancestors came from England rather than the indigenous Celtic Irish themselves. Read plenty of stuff on Irish convicts defecting into the bush to live among the indigenous, sometimes even fighting with them against the colonial establishment.
If it is more important to you to express that it wasn't your Irish ancestors, but some other group of Irish people, that participated in colonialism, then you are part of the problem. No one cares why your family ended up here. They only care whether or not they benefitted from colonialism by being here (we did) and whether you are willing to admit that you benefit from them coming here (we do), and whether you are willing to take responsibility for ending the effects of colonialism - and if you are arguing that it wasn't your ancestors, you aren't. This is a page about Aboriginal people and issues. Stop hijacking the page with your "I'm the victim too" bullshit
Sadly it's certainly true indeed that a number of people born on Eire also did willingly join in with the Kingdom of Great Britain's (inc Australian colony Govts) from 1788-1901 invasion, of the Australian mainland and Tasmania, and other off-mainland islands, and committed brutal acts, and in The Commonwealth of Australia's 1901-present State, and all it represents.
The Aboriginal-Irish affinity stems not from these people.
In other news the sky is blue. Not watering down the issue but it shouldn't be a suprise that colonists and immigrants of all origins have had their effect on the indigenous population. Irish, Scottish, German you name it - 19th century Australia outside of the cities was a very rough place indeed 🙁
every European that came here contributed to atrocities in some way !some were more brutal than others this we know !
it is a no brainer but
Blaming the Irish and whoever else is not fixing the problem of inequality we have today we need to work on solutions by learning from the past
Dredging up the past for shock value then not pursuing alternatives that we can and have learnt from issues raised to stop repeating atrocities is not productive !fight the good fight and keep moving forward we need to keep educating people and the best way to do this is to introduce the real truth in our schools so our children have access to the real truth from an early period and don’t get brain washed like most of our society today so how about a push for better education right from the start so the next generation can make a change for the better because they haven’t been lied too like most people old enough to see it now
Those of us who live in Australia today are responsible for fixing the wrongs others did before our time, since those of us here today benefit by simply being in Australia.
It’s all white people who came to “ colonise “ the country, not just one mob, everyone of them are guilty of brutality, including my ancestors, I guess, they arrived out here in 1825 as settlers.
As a ninth generation Australian - with English, Irish, Prussian ancestry - that would no doubt include my family - and i apologise for my racist imbecile forefathers - but at least we have a chance to make up for the mistakes of others.
Of course they did. Everyone did. So did the aboriginals who worked for the white government helping to track down other aboriginal peoples. Be sure to mention those collaborators as well just to be sure everyone gets a mention.
My Irish ancestors we're basically kicked off there land in County Clair, being catholic they chose Australia as home & built Raymond terrace in new Castle, but I don't know much more. But we have indigenous blood in our veins ❤
I’ve been pointing this out to people before. The Irish always talk about the tough times in their country but never acknowledge their own crimes. The Scottish too.
History tells the ugly truth...even if they try to hide it in language of guilt and shame by denying it. If the stories were told by women, it would be filled with this shame and sorrow. People don't realise that these feelings are passed down anyway. It's called Epigenetics....So in the right environment those feelings are triggered again and unless you know your ancestry, you don't have a clue where those feelings have come from. It's a National shame that is felt and it needs to be spoken about...painful as it is.
Trauma is felt over and over again with government policies such as the implentation of the Intervention...Bringing in the military like they did, would have triggered the intergenerational trauma..I believe on purpose...and in turn those who are descendants of colonialists have another opportunity to feel the shame.
Bring on the truth telling and the healing....😥
It's got to be true. Imagine the traumatic past of Irish people fleeing starvation and centuries of English violence. They're undereducated and desperate - they fought for a new life at the expense of Aboriginal people. Not something to feel guilty about, a historical truth. Thing is we can join the Indigenous struggle now for self-determination, language rights...
Irish people committed atrocities against other Irish people too.
It is a class issue, but even the lower classes of Irish were considered above the indigenous people.
Bizarre little collision of nationalist nonsense. Linda Burney's played a role, too. And with her actual actions, not her heritage.
Irish English Germany are in a lot of our own history of stories handed down by our grandparents who were of European descendent
The Irish committed atrocities against their own as did the English against their own. We have all suffered. The poor convicts that came here were whipped strung up and beaten to death. The same as the aboriginals. Our forbears have all suffered.
Blaming me for this as well now?? Bet she failed to mention that most of the early Irish settlers were convict brought here against their wishes for horrendous crimes like stealing food to feed their families. Would have been forced to commit these atrocities as the poms would have been too spinless to do it themselves 😬😬😬
Feel better now 😀
Me posts Jim though I'm a more recent migrant to here Its time to acknowledge our terrible crimes against our fellow man We'll all end up better for it Thanks for sharing your story
Linda Burney should also tell the public that organisation she came through in NSW DAA also committed atrocities against Aboriginal people but it was in a much more calculating and sly way.
True dat, Irish were some of the worst overseers etc on plantations all over the colonised world some taken as indentured labour & some thru free will. Not to condon, but to understand that as the first colonised by GB everything GB did elsewhere was honed on their 1st colony, cutting hands off for taking a loaf etc. Some saw their first power as tools of the oppressors & to curry favour were cruel & ruthless. But also remember some were not, some mixed & married & defended indigenous peoples, some fought with Maroons in JA against the Brits. Good & bad all over.
With respect...of course the Irish played a part! The granting of land was enabled by the assignment of convicts to land holders. These people..including my ancestors were completely complicit even though they themselves had been brutally oppressed..that is what colonialism is...the cooperation of the oppressed with a small number of oppressors like a big pyramid scheme. Would I have been flogged every day to oppose the l and grab? Would I even reflect? Everyone else is grabbing!
Governor Burke was Irish.
He was quick to send military to "crush any aboriginals" who defended their land or people.
Wow - that means so much coming from you, Les. Country Needs People only works because of the support of organisations like Ngadju and we're so proud to work on getting more support for the amazing work you do!.
Oooooh! Could have a similar thing for Wairarapa Moana at that rundown old fishing club building we had the barbie after that planting day if the club would share tenancy, Jenny...local iwi and luminaries from community groups at Pae-O-Tu-Mokai could surely rustle up some funding? 🤔Wetland restoration and maintenance, interactive educational opportunities and school-aged volunteers bussed in for working bees! 😀
I'll show this to Adrian. Maybe the schools could become friends.
Great to read he is commissioning and not stealing designs.
When I was 17, I saved a couple of paychecks and my first "fancy" purchase was a pair of Jimmy Choo patend red leather pumps. And I wore them to death!! I still have them, but gee they have seen better days. Looks like I will need to support him again. Amazing.
Haha yet someone sells some boomerangs on ebay and people have a fit? Isnt this appropriation? Isnt he using our art to turn a profit? Im sure he is using actual artists and they are being paid but still, i would have thought this was a bit dodgy.
What concerns me is once jimmy Choo puts these designs on shoes the rest of the world will misappropriate the designs!!! Same as with all the Mexican art.
I hope he actually hires indigenous artists.
My aunty would love, love, LOVE THESE! THOSE HEELS ARE FUCKING DEADLY!!!
He needs to pay royalties to these artists, no more exploitation of their culture!
If the art work is actually coming from our mob, well then yes.
Looks like I'm saving up for some Jimmy choo shoes 👠
Sheridan Chapman check out these shoes!😍
So how do we get in touch with him for my art design s
McCardle Alexandra wonder how much he'd pay for the dining table?😂
Jason Campbell Belle Budden tell Delta’s girl to trademark that shit stat!
They are beautiful.
DON I WANT SOME
He should be using you! Your amazing
Beth Harvey that handbag though!!! 😍😍
He should look up Karen Bird ! Amazing artist 👌
Deadly! I want a pair!!
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Painfully true article.
We are still a wealthy country. We could do so much better. First our politicians need to change their language and bring back some compassion and stop making people with rights and needs appear the enemy. They are not!
I read many articles from around the world. We are not seen in good light when it comes to human rights of FNP and asylum seekers.
Just like devout Catholics and priests who have committed pedophile acts against innocence...following their forefathers beliefs, ignore the obvious and publicly deny, defame and persecute the victims and the goings on in the Catholic churches across Australia...
Key words: "self determination"
Part of human RIGHTS, not privileges.
Exactly. Most white people in Australia suffer from inherited racism which makes them blind to their own failings. For decades now we have had housing projects etc. for Indigenous people in which the wishes and needs of the people are not consulted. They are not included in the process because they are not regarded as equals.
White Australians Join the UN Committee is this Pure HIPOCRICY.
Australia is Under Investigation Because the International Breaches of Humans Rights to Forward Aboriginal and Torre Islander First People of Australia.
AUSTRALIA OR WANTANAMO BAY ?