History

"History is formed by the people, those who have power and those without power. Each one of us makes history."

Anselm Kiefer

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 […]
November 13, 2016
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A Tear in the Soul by Amanda Webster (review)

Reconciliation is a long, hard road. But it begins with acknowledging that the damage is real, the anger justified.  A Tear in the Soul is a timely volume for people […]
September 12, 2016
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The Problem of the Half-Caste (1934)

The Problem of the Half-Caste (i) Gall Memorandum MEMORANDUM ABORIGINAL PROTECTION ACTS QUEENSLAND (EXTRACT) GENERAL REMARKS The aboriginal population may be stated to be roughly 17,000. It must be admitted […]
September 12, 2016
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Half-Caste – any term making use of the word ‘half’ suggests an incomplete person

The following phrases are some of the terms that have been used to describe people of ‘mixed race’; the terms that are generally considered to be out-dated and offensive. Bi-racial […]
September 7, 2016
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Police Body Cameras and Accountability

Issues of police accountability are becoming more prevalent as we have seen in the ‘Black Lives Matters’ campaign that started in the US, but has now spread around the world. […]
July 10, 2016
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Constitutional Recognition, Treaty and Sovereignty

Well I heard it on the radio And I saw it on the television Back in 1988, all those talking politicians Words are easy, words are cheap Much cheaper than […]

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter"

Martin Luther King Jr