Until the mid-60s, the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which 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.

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.

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born 1 July is an Indigenous Australian traditional dancer and actor. This is a shot from the "Australia" movie starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman

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

Farewell: A group of young boys leave England for a new life in Australia in Irish child slaves of Australia

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.

Until young mixed-race Aboriginal Australian children -- called Half-Caste -- rised being taken from their families & placed in orphanages, some never to be returned to their families

Trugannini 1866 | Truganini was a woman widely considered to be the last full blood Aboriginal Tasmanian (Palawa) of Australia.

Truganini, often considered to be the last "full blood" Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, who survived British conflict and disease.

Australia's own champion racehorse, Black Caviar.

Australia stamp : Australia's own champion racehorse Black Caviar.

Out go the pennies...... On the 14 th February 1966. v@e

The out going Australian Currency. Australia changed to Decimal Currency on the February 1966 - v

Beginning in 1910, non-Indigenous Australians began to take Aboriginal children from their homes and families. These children, known as the Stolen Generation, were either given to white families -- to be raised as white children -- or to institutions and orphanages where they were forced to assimilate to white society. Between 1910 and 1970, when the practice stopped, over 100,000 children had been separated from their families and culture.

How Aborigines Work

A group of Australian aborigine children at Fitzroy Crossing. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images).

Beginning in 1910, non-Indigenous Australians began to take Aboriginal children from their homes and families. These children, known as the Stolen Generation, were either given to white families -- to be raised as white children -- or to institutions and orphanages where they were forced to assimilate to white society. Between 1910 and 1970, when the practice stopped, over 100,000 children had been separated from their families and culture.

How Aborigines Work

A group of Australian aborigine children at Fitzroy Crossing. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images).

Australian runner Cathy Freeman became the first aborigine Olympic champion when she won gold in the 400m race in 2000.

Australian runner Cathy Freeman became the first aborigine Olympic champion when she won gold in the race in Australia has such a rich and proud sporting history, combined with the appreciation and recognition of our first traditional land owners.

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