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The stolen children They were sent from Irish orphanages to Australia with the promise of freedom. Instead, writes Declan Cashin, our child migrants battled with abuse and slave labour. Slavery is wrong everywhere it is practiced. Photos Du, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Antique Photos, Interesting History, Interesting Facts, Before Us, World History, History Books

The stolen children

Des McDaid was eight when he arrived in the port of Fremantle in Perth, western Australia, in 1952. Leaving behind his orphanage in Co Derry, Des travelled all that way with a large group of other children from orphanages across England and Northern Ireland.

In 1838 white settlers murdered 28 Aboriginal men, women and children near Myall Creek Station. The massacre is a harrowing reminder of Australia's colonial violence and one of the rare cases where killers were tried and hanged. Aboriginal Education, Indigenous Education, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Indigenous Art, Aboriginal Art, Australia Day, Australian Aboriginal History, Geography

Myall Creek Massacre (1838)

In 1838 white settlers murdered 28 Aboriginal men, women and children near Myall Creek Station. The massacre is a harrowing reminder of Australia's colonial violence and one of the rare cases where killers were tried and hanged.

What a crime. The Stolen Generation. Young Australian children taken from their families because the were mixed race. They called them Half-Caste, they were placed in orphanages some never to be returned to their families. This practice went on up until Aboriginal History, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal Children, Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Culture, Interesting History, African American History, History Facts

The Stolen Generation. Young Australian children taken from their families because the were mixed race. They called them Half-Caste, they were placed in orphanages some never to be returned to their families. This practice went on up until 1970.

I come from Jigalong they took me away but I walked all around country back to where I was born I came back. Daisy Kadibil talks about her escape along the rabbit proof fence, 2009 / sister of Molly Craig who walked the fence more than once in her life. Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal Children, Indigenous Education, Indigenous Art, Australian Aboriginals, We Are The World

'She was just a very impressive woman': Last of the Rabbit-Proof Fence girls dies

The youngest of three girls whose life story inspired the award-winning film Rabbit-Proof Fence dies at the age of 95 in the traditional country to which she trekked 1,600km as a child to return.

Remarkable stories of resistance from the 1967 referendum, the 1992 Mabo decision and other key events in the struggle to achieve equal rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Australia Funny, Australia Travel, Australian Aboriginal History, Fight For Justice, Indigenous Art, Indigenous Education

From Little Things Big Things Grow: Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920–1970

Explore personal stories and interviews with activists who fought for Indigenous civil rights in Australia from 1920 to 1970.

On May there is an unofficial holiday in Australia called National Sorry Day. The day commemorates the day a national report called “Bringing Them Home” was official handed to the Australian government in 1997 after a two year inquiry. Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal Children, National Sorry Day, Australian Aboriginal History, Australian Aboriginals, What A Wonderful World

National Sorry Day

On May 26, there is an unofficial holiday in Australia called National Sorry Day. The day commemorates the day a national report called “Bringing Them Home” was official handed to the Australian government in 1997 after a two year inquiry. ...

The New Yorker A multimedia project led by the the Indigenous Australian artist Judy Watson is among the initiatives seeking to map the numerous sites where colonists massacred Aboriginal people. Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Native American Songs, Australia Map, Indigenous Art, Australian Artists, The New Yorker

The Mapping of Massacres

Ceridwen Dovey writes about scholarly and artistic efforts to create maps of the numerous sites where Australian colonists massacred Indigenous people.

Aboriginal Slaves carted throughout USA and Europe as 'Circus Performers' Aboriginal Man, Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Indigenous Education, Australian Aboriginal History, Australian Aboriginals, Circus Performers, Black History Facts

Aboriginal Slaves carted throughout USA and Europe as 'Circus Performers' | Sovereign Union - First Nations Asserting Sovereignty

When you think of dream destinations and places you would like to live, many people think of Australia! A beautiful country indeed with a clean image, no wars and a stable society. But scratch the . Australian History Facts, Australian Aboriginal History, Black History Facts, Aboriginal Man, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Children, Aboriginal Education, Tasmania

10 Dark Secrets Australia Doesn't Want You To Know

When you think of dream destinations and places you would like to live, many people think of Australia! A beautiful country indeed with a clean image, no wars and a stable society. But scratch the surface and what you will find will shock you. Here is just 10 of Australia's darkest secrets! Please support the fight for justice and Aboriginal Independence at BLACKFULLA REVOLUTION on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ourcountryourchoice

When you think of dream destinations and places you would like to live, many people think of Australia! A beautiful country indeed with a clean image, no wars and a stable society. But scratch the . Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Children, Aboriginal Education, Australian Aboriginals, Fight For Justice, Alternate History, World Cultures

10 Dark Secrets Australia Doesn't Want You To Know

When you think of dream destinations and places you would like to live, many people think of Australia! A beautiful country indeed with a clean image, no wars and a stable society. But scratch the surface and what you will find will shock you. Here is just 10 of Australia's darkest secrets! Please support the fight for justice and Aboriginal Independence at BLACKFULLA REVOLUTION on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ourcountryourchoice

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10 Dark Secrets Australia Doesn't Want You To Know

When you think of dream destinations and places you would like to live, many people think of Australia! A beautiful country indeed with a clean image, no wars and a stable society. But scratch the surface and what you will find will shock you. Here is just 10 of Australia's darkest secrets! Please support the fight for justice and Aboriginal Independence at BLACKFULLA REVOLUTION on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ourcountryourchoice