"A Gin & Piccaninny" (old terms for a an Australian Aboriginal woman and an Aboriginal child). Photo taken between 1868 and 1872.  Part of Scrapbook, Australia, 1868-1872, collected by C.H. Allen during a journey around the world

"A Gin & Piccaninny" (old terms for a an Australian Aboriginal woman and an Aboriginal child). Are these derogatory names? Photo taken between 1868 and Part of Scrapbook, Australia, collected by C. Allen during a journey around the world

This sweet photograph by Alastair McNaughton is of Aboriginal children after they've been playing in the mud - a black and white picturecard, a little larger than the average postcard.

This sweet photograph by Alastair McNaughton is of Aboriginal children after they've been playing in the mud - a black and white picture-card, a little larger than the average postcard.

Trugannini 1866 - the last full-blooded Tasmanian aboriginie

The Tasmanian genocide

"Trugannini Truganini was a woman widely considered to be the last full blood Aboriginal Tasmanian (Palawa) of Australia.

The Black War refers to the period of conflict between British colonists and Tasmanian Aborigines in the early nineteenth century. Mass killings of Tasmanian Aborigines were reported as having occurred as part of the Black War in Van Diemen's Land. In combination with epidemic impacts of introduced Eurasian infectious diseases, to which the Tasmanian Aborigines had no immunity, the conflict had such impact on the Tasmanian Aboriginal population that they were reported to have been…

The Black War refers to the period of conflict between British colonists and…

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