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This is a poem that appeared in a Darwin newspaper article in 1928, written by ‘GGB’. It has been edited slightly to make it fit for sharing.

With thanks to WF.

We are people of nature, the First Nation race
Our home is Australia, 'tis our native place;
By degrees we are starving, like stock in a drought,
Since tyrant slave barons have
settled about.
We were shot down like dogs to
make room for the thief,
To build up his herds of mutton and beef,
And now they begrudge us the bite
that we eat
We must be their slaves while we
stand on our feet
We are children of nature (we are
put here to live)
And entitled to share what Dame Nature does give;
Being First Nations People, we have a creed
Which says feed the starving-assist
all in need.
But the tyrant slave baron, his
creed is his own
He will pick off the beef and hand
you the bone
But the day will arrive when those
barons of fame
Will rot in the earth with us all just
the same.
This is our country, our land and our nature,
In slavery we're bound to the ruthless invader.
The pay that we get is a clout and
a kick,
And of times, our heads are broke
with a stick.
They give us some flour infested with weevils
And tell us it's quite good enough
for Black People
They'll give us the bones-that's if
we work hard
And the offal of cattle that's left
in the yard.
We are people of nature, with
feelings the same
As your kings and your queen
whom I know not by name
Yet we are hounded to cruel
slavery
In the country where we used to
be free.
They won't even allow us to hunt
for the 'roo
To feed our poor children, so what
can we do?
Must we linger till death's great
emancipation -
And die in the camp by cruel
starvation
We are people of nature, and oftimes we crave,
For that long silent rest only found in the grave .
Where we'll slumber in peace, with
those that we know
Who fell by invaders, long, long
ago.
When they Came to our Country
our daughters they stole;
Our mothers were murdered near
some water hole
And poor koolungurs, who clung
to the breast,
Died with their mothers who now
lie at rest.
We are people of nature, the day
is at hand
When we’re pushed from our own
Native land;
If all be correct that the Christians
do say
We'll meet at the pearl gate of heaven one day
That's guarded by Peter, who
none can deceive
And tyrant slave barons he will
not believe
When they ask for admittance those
tyrants he'll tell- .
“No admittance for you-please pass on to hell."
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This is a poem that appeared in a Darwin newspaper article in 1928, written by ‘GGB’. It has been edited slightly to make it fit for sharing. 

With thanks to WF. 

We are people of nature, the First Nation race
Our home is Australia, tis our native place;
By degrees we are starving, like stock in a drought, 
Since tyrant slave barons have
settled about.
We were shot down like dogs to
make room for the thief,
To build up his herds of mutton and beef,
And now they begrudge us the bite
that we eat
We must be their slaves while we
stand on our feet
We are children of nature (we are
put here to live)
And entitled to share what Dame Nature does give;
Being First Nations People, we have a creed
Which says feed the starving-assist
all in need.
But the tyrant slave baron, his
creed is his own
He will pick off the beef and hand
you the bone
But the day will arrive when those
barons of fame
Will rot in the earth with us all just
the same.
This is our country, our land and our nature, 
In slavery were bound to the ruthless invader.
The pay that we get is a clout and
a kick,
And of times, our heads are broke
with a stick.
They give us some flour infested with weevils
And tell us its quite good enough
for Black People
Theyll give us the bones-thats if
we work hard
And the offal of cattle thats left
in the yard.
We are people of nature, with
feelings the same
As your kings and your queen
whom I know not by name
Yet we are hounded to cruel
slavery
In the country where we used to
be free.
They wont even allow us to hunt
for the roo
To feed our poor children, so what
can we do?
Must we linger till deaths great
emancipation -
And die in the camp by cruel
starvation
We are people of nature, and oftimes we crave,
For that long silent rest only found in the grave .
Where well slumber in peace, with
those that we know
Who fell by invaders, long, long
ago.
When they Came to our Country
our daughters they stole;
Our mothers were murdered near
some water hole
And poor koolungurs, who clung
to the breast,
Died with their mothers who now
lie at rest.
We are people of nature, the day
is at hand
When we’re pushed from our own 
Native land;
If all be correct that the Christians 
do say
Well meet at the pearl gate of heaven one day
Thats guarded by Peter, who
none can deceive
And tyrant slave barons he will
not believe
When they ask for admittance those
tyrants hell tell- .
“No admittance for you-please pass on to hell.

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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.

Your heart breaks for him and his people

So true! Shameful that this occurred!!

Wow amazing strong words

Love it, a great work.

Wow!

Fantastic !

Nidhi Karmacharya

Have a Deadly Day BFR mob 
~o~

21 hours ago

Boomerang Justice Returns 2

Has anyone ever read Prof Megan Davis whitewashed assimilationist crap? The book "Everything you Need to Know About the Referendum to Recognise Indigenous Australians" co written by herself and Prof George William. The book costs $20 bucks just to be lied on the first pages before page 1 actually starts. books.google.com.au/books/about/Everything_you_Need_to_Know_About_the_Re.html?id=M-RzCAAAQBAJ&sou...

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.

To see more crap by #MeganDavis she will be with #NoelPearson of the #magnificant7 Sellout Brigade this coming Monday in Sydney. See Event Post: www.facebook.com/VotenoToConstitutionalChange/…...
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Dave Lee

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Gary Tomlinson Diane King

Corallanne Pohlman

Mitch Tambo

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Love ❤️🔥🖤

1 day ago

Blackfulla Revolution

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Inboxed
NITV
Inboxed by Harry’s proud mum ♥️
Good morning you lovely BFR Mob... have a happy day!

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Goodmorning to you all too

I love this flower.

Morning all Blackfulla people. Have a good one. ❤️❤️

Thank u same back

Galang dulara

Hack on triple j

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Pretty cool. I have always felt that Indigenous languages should be taught in Australian schools rather than French or German.While they're at it, Indigenous culture studies should also be included.

Great stuff guys. Go for it and good luck with the HSC. Its your gain and Aust great shame amongst many other great shames we have to live with under colonial oppression. Power to the people Yea!

Amazing - come on Fed Gov finance this for ALL schools. Language is the first pillar of culture that needs protection. It's time to grow up Australia

Australian schools should have aboriginal language classes so all our children learn

Brilliant to see and I hope it spreads.

Australian schools should have Aboriginal schools at least they will tell the truth in Aust History.

Good stuff

Deadly...

Awesome

loving this

Jayde Schmidt

Alex Vaughan

Sophia Pearce

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Great kids' show (& fun for adults).

https://www.facebook.com/JolleenHicksInsights/posts/1925870040986307
In 1907, Winston Churchill was 33, and the Chief Assistant to Lord Elgin, the Secretary of State to the colonies.

In August, he made a speech to Parliament in London criticising the “humane” treatment of chaining prisoners by the neck in North West WA. Presumably someone with a shred of decency had complained. 

Found these files at the State Records Office in Perth. They are on microfiche so a little difficult to read. They are the reports sent to WA by the British Government condemning the practice, and a news cutting of the entry in the Times. 

Nothing much changed, as far as the inhumanity of the WA penal system was concerned, but hopefully the WA Government was shamed for its cruelty... or at least embarrassed by the bad press.

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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.

The truth comes out... slowly

Rob Coughlan

Inboxed by the friend of a friend of Jessica :)

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I'd love to do a workshop in the Blue Mountains.

Would love to be involved im a basketweaver x

Nathan, I know there is an Aunty up here who teaches weaving but I can't remember her name.

Cherie Johnson after the exhibition amd in between phD? x

Speaking in Colour

Tracie Harris u got any spare time

for u kerrie

Maji Lunjevich...?

Denise Markham Kylie Cassidy

Wakagetti Indigi-Corp Staff

Murrawah Maroochy

Leah Flanagan

Melanie Marne

Ronnie Jordan 😎

Ronnie Jordan

Boori Monty Pryors career path has taken him from the Aboriginal fringe camps of his birth to the runway, the catwalk, the basketball court, the DJ console, and now to performance and story-telling around the country. Youve got to try and play the whitemans game and stay black while youre doing it, his brother used to tell him. With writer and photographer Meme McDonald, Boori leads you along the paths he has travelled, pausing to meet his family and friends, while sharing the story of his life, his pain and his hopes, with humour and compassion. 

https://www.booktopia.com.au/maybe-tomorrow-boori-monty-pryor/prod9781742372440.html

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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

A great story teller

Amazing read!

Boori does great work.

Great read. Amazing man

were can l get your books from 👍😀

Fantastic book!

-I just came across your post re: 20yr life expectancy gap... 

I KNOW that the government actually knows this is true from my medical background- Here is my example: 

*as an Ambulance Officer (employed by a state Government) when we leave a patient at home we have to do extra assessments on that patient to ensure they meet all the criteria that makes it safe for them to be left at home instead of taken to hospital. If a patient is over the age of 65, we have to do what is called an elderly at risk assessment. This assessment is much more thorough and has to meet stricter guidelines to leave them at home. The only age exception for this: If the patient is Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander we must do an Elderly at risk assessment for 45yrs and over (thats a 20yr difference = 20yr life expectancy gap.)

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Equality needed for our precious first Australians.

Jayde Schmidt

Archie Clive Walker

Hello. Can I put out a call for some feedback on an issue at uni, that has me squirming. The lecturer set an activity using a resource derived from indigenous culture. The Oracle of the Dreamtime by Donni Hakanson. 
The lecturer said they had been used in group work before with the consent of an indigenous advisor. My discomfort comes from several angles, but first is the assumption that specific approval for a particular context doesnt translate to a blanket permission to use in other contexts. Then there is the content of the cards and book being used for fortune telling. Is this ok? It doesnt feel ok to me. Ive tried to find online critiques of this publication and can only find commercial reviews. Can anyone point me towards a Blackfulla perspective?

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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. Sigh.

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

speak to Elder on campus

dont do it

No

Timothy James Wilkey

Have a Deadly Day BFR mob 
~o~

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Galang Dulara and Vagutu Maghe from Port Moresby in Papua

Morning people. 😍😍

Hey you mob. Can someone teach me how to say where u from? in yugambeh speak. Or gubbigubbi? Im on the borders. Love your country and your people peace

Galang Dulara

Wunamutta Tobane

Myles Broome

Atamarie mai Aotearoa 😊 Kia pai to ra ❤💛💚

Nulungu Dreaming
Nulungu Dreaming

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Great playing! 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

Zeke Bray aye man that's ginging for me aye 😅

Beautiful

Awesome!

Good stuff

hell yeh

Thank you Jessy

Brodie Rosewall Kiana Rawhiti this is gangsta

Charlie Sherlock

Kaine Blaqy Peachey

Jimmy Stewart Tieman

Harrison Hunt

Thankyou Jay Brooks Lane at Pride in my Tribe clothing for my BFR hoodie. Love it.
BEC MAC

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isis took the light from ra

Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
MTV
Ngadju Nation  would like to say a 
big thank you for your unwavering support and commitment Pew Charitable Trust, BJ, Paddy, Sophia, Paul  and team
Also Gondwana Link

YALUNYA

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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!.

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