Aborigines

Ever since the British invaded in Australia, they have been oppressing the Aboriginal tribe and taking as well as destroying their land. This board hopes to explain the situation in Australia concerning discrimination towards Aboriginals.
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From Theantibogan.wordpress.com Unfortunately, racism still remains in Australia. 97% of Australians say they have experienced racism before, and only 42% of Aborigines have reported it to the police. In 2007, there were a number of sexual abuse and violence cases Aboriginal neighborhoods. As well as making a disproportionate amount of prisoners, Aborigines are also forced to take lower paying jobs and live in poorer neighborhoods. They also have higher infant mortality and suicide rates.

The State of Racism in Australia

From Theantibogan.wordpress.com Unfortunately, racism still remains in Australia. 97% of Australians say they have experienced racism before, and only 42% of Aborigines have reported it to the police. In 2007, there were a number of sexual abuse and violence cases Aboriginal neighborhoods. As well as making a disproportionate amount of prisoners, Aborigines are also forced to take lower paying jobs and live in poorer neighborhoods. They also have higher infant mortality and suicide rates.

From Creativespirits.info Aboriginal prisoners in Australia in 2007. 30,000 Aborigines were arrested in 2012. Half of juveniles in Australian prisons are Aboriginals, as well.

mentally ill, AbOriginal and in the slammer.

Picture from Expidition360.com            When the British invaded Australia in 1788, they thought they were superior to the Aboriginals, even though they were there first, much like what happened in America three centuries before. Because the British had superior technology, they took the Aborigines land quickly, and even resorted to slavery in some places.

Picture from Expidition360.com When the British invaded Australia in 1788, they thought they were superior to the Aboriginals, even though they were there first, much like what happened in America three centuries before. Because the British had superior technology, they took the Aborigines land quickly, and even resorted to slavery in some places.

Literacy rates of aboriginals are very low (around 20%)

Literacy rates of aboriginals are very low (around

From Theguardian.com Tony Abbott, the former Prime Minister of Australia, said that the Australian government would not be supporting 150 remote Aboriginal villages, because of the "lifestyle choices" they make.

Tony Abbott's Indigenous 'lifestyle choices' remark smacks of racism, says UN rapporteur

From Theguardian.com Tony Abbott, the former Prime Minister of Australia, said that the Australian government would not be supporting 150 remote Aboriginal villages, because of the "lifestyle choices" they make.

From Creativespirits.info Fortunately, in 1992, a court case abolished the    "Terra Nulius" laws, and some Aboriginals have been given their traditional land back. Not all Aboriginals have been given their land back, however.

Elder explaining Dreaming and spirituality

From Healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au Comparison in percentages of education levels of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people aged 15 years or older

From Healthinfonet.au Comparison in percentages of education levels of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people aged 15 years or older

From Healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au Comparison of employment status in percentages between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

From Healthinfonet.au Comparison of employment status in percentages between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Photo from Sharkbay.org.au                  When Europeans had taken the Aborigines land, they then established a "Terra Nulius" (Latin meaning 'empty land') law, which acted as if Aboriginal land was uninhabited, and therefore, ready for the taking. Also, in the 20th century, to destroy all traces of Aboriginal lineage from the land, the British took Aboriginal children from their families, and put them in mission schools.

Photo from Sharkbay.org.au When Europeans had taken the Aborigines land, they then established a "Terra Nulius" (Latin meaning 'empty land') law, which acted as if Aboriginal land was uninhabited, and therefore, ready for the taking. Also, in the 20th century, to destroy all traces of Aboriginal lineage from the land, the British took Aboriginal children from their families, and put them in mission schools.


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