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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.

Black War

Trugernanner, the last full-blooded tribal-born Tasmanian Aboriginal from the Oyster Cove community. Truganini was born in 1812 on Bruny Island, south of the Tasmanian capital Hobart, and separated from the Tasmanian mainland by the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. She was a daughter of Mangana, Chief of the Bruny Island people.

William Cooper (Aboriginal Australian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Cooper (Aboriginal Australian)

William Cooper (c1860 – 1941) was an Australian Aboriginal political activist and community leader from Yorta Yorta territory, Victoria. Cooper's long campaign for Aboriginal rights, especially land rights, began with the Maloga Petition in 1887. by 1935 Cooper had helped establish the Australian Aborigines League, seeking direct representation in parliament, enfranchisement and land rights. At this time, Aboriginal people were not classed as Australian citizens.

Fred Hollows - NZ born Australian ophtalmologist who was passionate about restoring the eyesight of aboriginal people and world communities. An Inspirer whose work is extended by the Fred Hollows Foundation and people he trained.

Fred Hollows

Fred Hollows was a NZ & Australian ophthalmologist who became known for his work in restoring eyesight for countless thousands of people in Australia and many other countries. It has been estimated that more than one million people in the world can see today because of initiatives instigated by Hollows, the most notable example being The Fred Hollows Foundation

Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hands of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, Wave Hill Station, Northern Territory, "From Little Things Big Things Grow". Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Outback Australia, South Australia, Wave Hill, Indigenous Art, Indigenous Education

Vincent Lingiari AM (1908 – 21 Jan 1988), was an Aboriginal rights activist. Lingiari was a member of the Gurindji people. He worked as a stockman at Wave Hill Cattle Station. Vincent was elected and became the leader of the Gurindji communities in August 1966. On 7 June 1976, Lingiari was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the Aboriginal people. (Vincent is pictured with Gough Whitlam in the symbolic 1975 handover of Wave Hill back to the Gurindji People.)

2009 Mick Dodson AM Indigenous leader Australia Day, A Good Man, Erotica, Perspective, The Unit, History, People, Sculptures, Survival
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Indigenous heroes

2009 Mick Dodson AM (1950-). Indigenous leader:

Utopia - A film by John Pilger . An Australian documentary about Aboriginal treatment - Official trailer Aboriginal History, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Fight For Justice, Trail Of Tears, Film Releases, Epic Story, Entertainment, Official Trailer
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Utopia - A film by John Pilger - Official trailer

John Pilger official mailing list: http://eepurl.com/3JNc9 This is one of the most extraordinary films about Australia. This is Utopia, an epic production by...

Our most wonderful painter of the central Australian landscape in a european-aboriginal hybrid style all of his own. Albert Namatjira by unknown photographer

Sorry Day, Australia. Feb A day of reconciliation with Australian Aborigines and apology to The Stolen Generations of aboriginal children who were removed from their families to "assimilate". Aboriginal Children, Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Aboriginal Education, Indigenous Education, National Sorry Day, Australian Aboriginals
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Between 1910 and 1970, roughly 100,000 Indigenous Australian children were forcibly removed from their homes or under duress from their families by police or welfare officers.

Miller Mack, an Indigenous Australian soldier of the first world war, from Point McLeay, South Australia.

The story of the Indigenous people who served in the AIF has been largely ignored until now.

Private Miller Mack of the 50th Battalion served in France and contracted bronchial pneumonia in 1917. He was evacuated to England before returning to Australia in September 1917. He died of his illness two years later, in September 1919.

Suit worn by Australian athlete while lighting Games' torch went missing only to return via courier to the Melbourne Cricket Club last week Aboriginal History, Light Games, Olympians, Olympic Games, Change The World, My Idol, Athlete, Survival, Bodysuit
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Athlete Cathy Freeman's Sydney 2000 Games bodysuit found

Suit worn by Australian athlete while lighting Games' torch went missing only to return via courier to the Melbourne Cricket Club last week

the gorgeous Ruby Hunter. I interviewed Ruby Hunter to write the story of her childhood so it could be included in Tough Stuff. Ruby was a member of the Stolen Generation. She was kind, courageous and inspiring.

the gorgeous Ruby Hunter. I interviewed Ruby Hunter to write the story of her childhood so it could be included in Tough Stuff. Ruby was a member of the Stolen Generation. She was kind, courageous and inspiring.

world war i history magazine

Our Mob, Serving Country 100 years and beyond

Indigenous Champion Project poster For more than a century, Australian men and women have served in the Defence Force to protect our country in wars, conflicts and peace keeping operations.

Pemulwuy charts the history of Australia's first ever Aboriginal resistance fighter. From his first encounter with the British in Botany Bay, to his 12 year… Botany Bay, First Encounter, Unsung Hero, Charts, Sydney, British, Language, Australia, War

Pemulwuy- A War of Two Laws (Part 1) 2010

Pemulwuy charts the history of Australia's first ever Aboriginal resistance fighter. From his first encounter with the British in Botany Bay, to his 12 year…

From Little Things Big Things Grow . The story of Vincent Lingiari . And the story of something much more. Paul Kelly's wonderful song about the fight for Aboriginal land rights .

From Little Things Big Things Grow . The story of Vincent Lingiari . And the story of something much more. Paul Kelly's wonderful song about the fight for Aboriginal land rights .

THE organisers of Cathy Freeman's wedding this Saturday have reportedly signed a confidentiality agreement to ensure the former Olympian's nuptials are just the way she wants them: private.

Cathy Freeman keeps wedding day confidential

THE organisers of Cathy Freeman's wedding this Saturday have reportedly signed a confidentiality agreement to ensure the former Olympian's nuptials are just the way she wants them: private.