Indigenous photos

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ALBERT NAMATJIRA - Indigenous Australian artist Albert Namatjira is arguably Australia's best known Aboriginal painter. What a remarkable legacy. Aboriginal Painting, Aboriginal Artists, Australian Painters, Australian Artists, Australian Aboriginal History, Artist Art, Artist At Work, Aboriginal Culture, Happy Birthday
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Fairfax Archive: Artists Trail

A collection of images from the Fairfax Archive. Selected images available from

In 1957 the first Aboriginal Australians to be granted full citizenship were Albert Namatjira and his wife Rubina. It's sad that despite all the rhetoric and his considerable fame and fortune, they. Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal Artists, Aboriginal People, Australian Aboriginal History, Australian Artists, Australian Painting, We Are The World, People Of The World
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Albert Namatjira

Vincent Lingiari land rights activist of the Gurindji people. Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Australian Aboriginal History, Generation Years, Australian People, Australian Artists, Labor Rights
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5. Vincent Lingiari

Content note: Please be aware that this post contains names and images of Indigenous Australian people who are or may be now deceased. Come gather round, people, / I’m gonna tell you a story... The...

Aboriginal Platoon December 1940 Number 9 Camp, Wangaratta photographer unknown Reproduced courtesy of the Australian War Memorial Australian Aboriginal History, Australian Aboriginals, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Anzac Day, Indigenous Art, Indigenous Education, Lest We Forget, History Facts

Lest we forget..indigineous soldiers fought for our country at a time when our government did not acknowledge them as citizens or allow them to vote. We will remember them.

Haunted Yorkshire - 10 Bizarre Death Rituals - This site is for people who are interested in ghosts and paranormal activity in and around the Yorkshire area. Aboriginal Symbols, Aboriginal Language, Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Artwork, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Green Funeral, Australian Aboriginals, Short Horror Stories

The aboriginals in the north of australia have a kind of burial where the corps is laid on a wooden platform, covered in plants and leaves, so the corps can rot. Then, the bones which are left are painted red, and are either put in a dead tree, carried around by relatives, or put in some kind of shelter

South Australian Aboriginal soldiers of the First World War: 2949 Private Miller Mack of Point McLeay Aboriginal History, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Culture, World War One, First World, Anzac Day, Hawaii, Remembrance Day, First Nations
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Anything Goes - Celebrating the 20s

Miller Mack, one of the first Indigenous Australians to serve in the First World War. Indigenous Australians were not allowed to sign up when the war broke out (they were not legally allowed to wear...

My great-great uncle, first and only Aboriginal Australian fighter pilot to serve during - Leonard Waters Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, Fighter Pilot, First Nations, Military History
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Len Waters

Len Waters, the first Aboriginal Australian military aviator, and the only one to serve as a fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during World War II. Aborigines at the time suffered significant discrimination and disadvantages, restrictions on movement, residence, employment and access to services and citizenship. He flew 95 missions in P-40 Kittyhawks in the South West Pacific theatre, but was unable to secure financial backing and government approval for a regional…

Australian tunnellers of the Great War Lest We Forget,. Ww1 Soldiers, Wwi, Military Photos, Military History, World War One, First World, Aboriginal History, Man Of War, Anzac Day

Once Upon a Time in War

War is a horribly fascinating thing, however much man may hate it.

Aboriginal serviceman Private Frederick Beale, Battalion as POW in… Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Military Photos, Military History, Anzac Soldiers, Anzac Day, World War One, First Nations, Rock

Informal portrait Aboriginal serviceman NX31736 Private (Pte) Frederick Beale, 2/20th Battalion ...

David Unaipon, Australian Aboriginal writer and inventor, Photo late Source: Shared by the State Library of New South Wales. Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Education, Indigenous Education, Australian Aboriginal History, Invention Of Photography, Australian Aboriginals, World Photo, Indigenous Art
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Days Gone By


Men of the Infantry Battalion, including Sgt Reg Saunders, waiting at their troop train in Queensland, Sgt Saunders is the most decorated Aboriginal soldier who fought in both World War II and the Korean War. You can read his story at this link. Anzac Soldiers, Anzac Day, Korean War, Military History, World War Ii, First World, Wwii, Battle, Army

Reg Saunders became the first commissioned Aboriginal Officer in the Australian Army in 1944

Truganini (c. 1812 – 8 May was a woman widely considered to be the last full blood Aboriginal Tasmanian (Palawa). It was, in part, the ND assumption that aboriginal people were sub-human that justified their brutalization. Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, We Are The World, People Of The World, Van Diemen's Land, Black History Facts, Strange History, African Diaspora
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The Tasmanian genocide

The Tasmanian genocide (fl. 1826-1829) is where Whites from Britain wiped out nearly all the people of Tasmania, then called Van Diemen’s Land, now part of Australia. They sent the few hundre…

Private David Harris a soldier in the Western Australian raised Battalion and a member of the unit boxing team.He was heavily wounded in combat on Crete and captured whilst at a Casualty Clearing Station (CCS). Australian People, Terra Australis, Native Australians, Aboriginal Culture, Lest We Forget, Aussies, Special People, Character Design Inspiration, World War I
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Private David Harris a soldier in the Western Australian raised 2/11th Battalion and a member of the unit boxing team.He was heavily wounded in combat on Crete and captured whilst at a Casualty Clearing Station (CCS).

A brief history highlighting how entrenched racism in Australian law has made it difficult to right its own mistakes and achieve justice for Aboriginal people. Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal Children, Australian Aboriginals, Black History Facts, African Diaspora, People Of The World

Stolen Futures: Australia’s Aboriginal people reject racist laws‏

By Emma Murphy & Peter Robson, Green Left, Saturday, March 17, 2012 New legislation introduced by the federal Labor government will entrench many aspects of the Northern Territory Emergency Res…

Private Gilbert Williams was discharged from the AIF in 1917 after being found “medically unfit for further service” - according to his family, it was due to the colour of his skin. Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Women In History, Black History, British History, Ancient History, American History, Native American
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Treatment of Aboriginal Australians worsened in the years after World War I.

<b>A new play called <i>Black Diggers</i> sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history.</b> Here are some of the true stories behind it.