History

June 2, 2017
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White Australia Policy, Race and the Uluru Statement

I have written on the White Australia Policy and racism extensively before and will not re-state all of that here; except to say that Australia was explicitly and intentionally developed […]
May 28, 2017
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From Reconciliation to Engagement

Carol Innes (Co Chair of Reconciliation WA) 27 May 2017 Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) Good morning I would like to thank my brothers for the Welcome to Country.  I would like […]
January 26, 2017
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Australia Day & Indigenous Sovereignty

  ‘All Aborigines from Sydney onwards are to be made prisoners of war and if they resist they are to be shot and their bodies hung from trees in the […]
January 3, 2017
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‘Every Mother’s Son Is Guilty’: Policing the Kimberley frontier of Western Australia 1882 – 1905 – Review

It’s not often you can judge a book by its cover but in this case you can. The picture of around 100 Kimberley men chained at the neck in Wyndham, […]