"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
Fanny Cochrane Smith – was a Tasmanian Aboriginal, born in December She is considered to be the last fluent speaker of a Tasmanian language, and her wax cylinder recordings of songs are the only audio recordings of any of Tasmania's indigenous languages.
Until the the Aborigines, or Aboriginal Australians, came under the Flora And Fauna Act that classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
*AUSTRALIA ~ Aboriginal warrior, North Q!ueensland photo by: Henry King c. 1900 The Subject holds a shell tipped spear-thrower of the Cape Grenville type, + a boomerang, w/the band representing his clan.