Indigenous Australians: Pemulwuy A Resistance Hero

First People Then And Now   Indigenous Australians: Pemulwuy A Resistance Hero   1788 marked the most dramatic change in Australia’s long and ancient  history. The English from the First Fleet erected their tents in Sydney Cove. Nothing like this had ever happened before for Indigenous Australians as these strangers were taking fish from the harbour and sea, and animals and […]

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Australia failing to improve Aboriginal lives

Australia is failing to close the child mortality and life expectancy gap between its indigenous and non-indigenous population, with the healthcare and education divide also widening, according to a new report. Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders make up just three percent of the country’s population of 23 million people, but are amongst the most disadvantaged Australians.…

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First People Then And Now: Introducing Indigenous Australians

First People Then And Now: Introducing Indigenous Australians   Discover! the rich cultural heritage of Australia’s first people then and now in one of the world’s first centres of civilisation “Australia was one of the earliest centres of civilisation in the world with its beginnings around 60,000 years ago. What was once the unknown continent was inhabited by Indigenous Australians. […]

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Tribal radio stations may go dark under Donald Trump

We need to talk about the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Trump administration, in an effort to reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next 10 years, is considering gutting government agencies, eliminating funding to the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatising the Corporation for Public Broadcasting…

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Australia failing to improve Aboriginal lives

Australia is failing to close the child mortality and life expectancy gap between its indigenous and non-indigenous population, with the healthcare and education divide also widening, according to a new report. Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders make up just three percent of the country’s population of 23 million people, but are amongst the most disadvantaged Australians.…

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Close The Gap Report: First People Then And Now

Close The Gap Report: First People Then And Now   The findings of the 9th Annual Close The Gap Report are a sobering reminder that so much more has to be done in Australia to achieve equality for Indigenous Australians. Only one of seven targets set down to improve Indigenous health, education and unemployment outcomes are on track.   The […]

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First People Then And Now And Terra Nullius

First People Then And Now And Terra Nullius Terra Nullius Prior to 1788 when the British occupied the east coast of Australia there were a number of visitors to what was regarded as the strange and unknown continent. When the first visitors came is not known. But there has long been contact with the people of…

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Australia PM says no to national day date change

The date of Australia’s national day should not be changed, the prime minister said Thursday, as thousands of protesters marred celebrations on the day that commemorates the arrival of the country’s first British colonists in Sydney Harbor on Jan 26, 1788. The British never acknowledged the land was owned by the Aborigines and the lack of…

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