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I Am Disgusted By Australia's Treatment of Aboriginal People

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    Brysons ' Solution' ..

    I have been reading a 319 page book ' Down Under' by Bill Bryson It is mostly hilariously funny untill he tries to write about the 'Aborigine Problem' which is at most just 6 pages long. Bryson writes about the children wrenched from their families and taken into 'care' and...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 29 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    It is a clash of ideas

    and cultures. In most places Western culture had destroyed native cultures. Its reliance on materialism is alien to what humans really need. Aboriginal culture is ancient and based on the Earth being shared. We don't own the planet, just share it. Aboriginal people have a an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    Montanan Mixed Race

    I'll be the first to admit that America and more specifically my homeland Montana doesn't have the best track record when it comes to our native peoples. I am from a mixed race family and Native American is part of my heritage. While some racism does still exist it seems to be...
    vsethbreding vsethbreding 26-30, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    An Indigenous Day of Mourning

    We've just commemorated Anzac day in Australia. Its hard to explain to people why I don't like Anzac day. Most of my friends just don't see how much I hate this white history we tell ourselves about Australia, how we like to think of ourselves as 'good people', who give a 'fair...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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    A Dream Time Story

    t his story was given to me by my ancestors every thing in creation is made out of  vibrations that are mixed together to form creation.... like a song which is made up of many different frequencies and notes played by the musicians. creation is also made...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    Sign This Petition!

    Thanks to your support, we presented 43,000 signatures to the Australian Government last week, supporting Aboriginal demands that the racist Stronger Futures legislation be withdrawn.(For those who aren't aware the 'Stronger Futures' legislation that is trying to be introduced is...
    BettyValentine BettyValentine 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    It Is A Losing Battle

    To try and reason with people who think horrible things of Aboriginal people. The way Australia and other countries have treated the indigenous people is disgusting.
    Closedcuriosity Closedcuriosity 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    Unbelievable!

    A  couple of days ago an elderly Australian woman was telling me about her home in Adalaide and she told me that Aborigine people are not allowed in pubs or restaurants. I was so shocked I rang a friend in Australia who told me that's no longer true but there is still...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 15 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    And So Are the Australians

    As indicated by the amount and number of reparations and apologies the government is offering.  The U.S., whose treatment of its own aboriginals is parallel, should be paying attention. In both countries, what I think disgusts me most is the attempt to beat their "...
    GeorgeTSLC GeorgeTSLC 61-65, M 3 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    A Positive Outcome At Last

    as i have commented before on the governments underlying interests of gaining control over tribal lands that have been given back to the original inhabitants through native title...they continue to force them off their tribal lands by deeming them unfit to control their lives...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    The Stolen Generation

    The stolen generation is a just one of the horrific acts committed by whites towards Aboriginals .They forcibly removed all half caste children from Aboriginal mothers as they believed they should be raised white , in their opinion for the childrens' best interest .This clip is...
    certifiable certifiable 70+, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    Blackfella -nobodys Fool

      im not a bad boy, just a blackman lost no place to be, to and fro im tossed no land of mine, no pride to hold blackman dyin, thats what your told whiteman took from me my fathers lore kept me in limbo, kept me poor stopped me from learnin whitefellas way nothin i...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 11 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    It's black history month over here in the UK, and each class was given a person to study. We had to do work based on Bob Marley, which was quite nice considering the lack of imagination that the school have. My class are pretty hot on the whole racism topic. For a bunch of eight...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 87 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    Native People

    Here in the United States, people know that Native Americans were treated wrongly, and killed in the thousands in wars, by disease and starvation ever since the 1600's. But they don't know the status of Native Americans from late 1800's into today. And they certainly have not...
    xihearthe80sx xihearthe80sx 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    Kinchela Boys Home

    not all the homes were as evil as this one....i know fellas who went to kinchela and i know others who went to nice homes ...can't remember the names ...il get back to you on that Print Email Share Add to My Stories Kinchela boys remember brutal past By Lindy Kerin for PM...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 6 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    I'm Disgusted

    I'm disgusted,Australia's treatment,Aboriginal people,How can they,Be so mean?Uncaring,Who do they think,They are?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    Going Back In Time

    when the british took control of everything ...aboriginal people were banned from speaking their language and practicing their culture..... we live in a modern society and aboriginal language and culture are celebrated, things have changed gotten better right...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 7 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    Butterfly Creation

    o ur dreamtime is the time of creation BUTTERFLY DREAMING there were two sisters born.....twins  ... but their facial features were deformed and their mother was told to keep them out of sight from the tribe as they were too ugly to look upon....as they...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    Yes they are treated bad

    but at schools they are not The parents should teach there children manners I see more crime coming from aboriginals and the amount of swearing in schools I have been to are mostly from aboriginal students there is a swear word in every sentence they yell at everyone I'm quite...
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    Two Kinds of Aussies

    there are those that i respect and admire the ones that are not blind to the suffering of their black brothers and sisters but carry the shame and guilt of a nation and do their best to right the wrongs... and there are those that still do not see the pain or hear the...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 7 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    For the Sake of Our Childrens Future

    i am deeply concerned for the desert people and the way the intervention has truly devasted communities...stigmatising them back to the shameful existance of how white australia looks upon them...it is just truly disgusting but i am equally concerned for the quality of life that...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F Sep 15, 2009

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    Trapped By Whiteness

    i hate the fact that australia presents itself as a country of tolerance and multiculturalism when its history with indigenous persons is so shameful. we have taken EVERYTHING from them. i feel trapped in the whiteness of my skin, wanting to empathise and share the experience of...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2008

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    The British In Tasmania Too

    wiped every one of the island what's happening now pales into insignificance compared to those aboriginal dark days and all done on purpous those people are the only ones left still connected to our mother earth, materialism is the devil here; disconnection on purpous. and the...
    MAKETEANOTWAR MAKETEANOTWAR 41-45, M Jun 14, 2010

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    I'm Disgusted To Live In Such A Racist Country Filled With Such Hate!

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/tensions-build-in-brisbanes-musgrave-park-as-police-expected-to-clear-brisbane-sovereign-embassy/story-fn7x8me2-1226357743903 This protest has been going on at this sire for many months. Many others like it have occured in my lifetime...
    MrNotReallySerious MrNotReallySerious 31-35, M 5 Responses May 16, 2012

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    The Brain Snatchers

    i was talking to one of the aunties today...nanamoon.....she lost her son last year when he was killed in a fight...he fell backwards smashing the back of his head....it was very sad he was well-loved ..a very respectful and timid man...... nannamoon was quite distraught today...
    jinda jinda 56-60, F 6 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    View From The Uk

    I have long been disgusted with the treatment meted out to aboriginal people down the years, the atempted ethnic cleansing, and more recently the policies of the former PM John Howard. I know that the new PM Kevin Rudd made a formal apology for the past wrongs caused by...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 13 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    We Need a Better Understanding

    Many white Australians feel Indigenous Australians have it too easy. Money and housing is provided to some indigenous people via Land Councils whereas the general population does not receive these benefits. In some instances these benefits are not sufficient or appear to be not...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 11 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    Been There Seen It !

    I lived in Australia for about 3 years. I was on a walkabout as they would say. I'm a lifelong surfer so I started in Sydney, actually Bondi Beach and went north. My intention was to see the real Aussie's like they were. I went to the G.B.R. and Surfers Paradise. I took the time...
    madmanmo madmanmo 46-50, M 27 Responses Nov 15, 2008

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    Seen For Myself

    I was in Australia recently when an Aborigine man died in horrendous circumstances in a  truck being driven by private prison transport. The man was driven 250 miles across desert in 47 degrees with no air conditioning or water. The officials in the front of the van had both...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 30 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    I'm Australian an I think it's horrible!

    I personally go to school where we have indigenous and Torres Strait islander people and they're some of the most amazing and genuine people I've ever met!
    thatcrazyveggo thatcrazyveggo 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    To the one beneath me..Cant you read ..This page is called "I Hate Living In Australia" ..Its a place for people to come here and tell there story about why they hate living in...
    vladdyy vladdyy 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Firstly, I love living in Australia, but I have no respect for people who complain about hating Australia and Australians, yet continue to live here. It's not like anyone's holding...
    katyep katyep 26-30, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    This might be slightly contradictory because of the person mentioned but... I remember years back I was having a discussion with someone about a decision Oprah Winfrey made on her...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    The fool beneath me ..What are you on about you fool ? The fool beneath me is your typical Australian that will deny everything and is upset about my 100% ACCURATE TRUE story about...
    vladdyy vladdyy 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Liking your own story doesn't validate it! The fool beneath me is giving people who havnt been here an unrealistic impression of what it's like here. He's upset because he came...
    lagertha34 lagertha34 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    As a Tennis fan Its funny to see the Australians in the crowd at wimbledon.. They are not hard to spot as they are shabby, untidy , and violent looking ..And are the most loud and...
    vladdyy vladdyy 31-35, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Melbourne,Victoria, Australia Any Ladies or Trans people welcome, Ive moved here from Syd a few months back and still finding my way, looking for friends maybe more if chemistry is...
    SeptGurl2015 SeptGurl2015 46-50, T 2 days ago

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    John Howard, Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott say they are Christians but they serve Satan. They are phoney Christians who work for the illuminati. People here believe anything their...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    And the thing is so many people who say their open minded they really aren't . Just because someone has a different mind set because they have a different lifestyle than you doesn...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    One thing that also bothers me about this country is that people here are not prepared to fight for their rights and independence. We have never experienced Italian wars for...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Deja vu? Read the online West Australian newspaper about a gun siege: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/28532667/gunman-shot-hostages-freed-in-mosman-park-siege/ Whoever said...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 23

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    Aussies teach their kids to hate people of coloured skin. They even criticize them for trying to integrate into their white culture. For instance, look at how this mother and her...
    malaysianinoz malaysianinoz 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 23

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    The "C" word is quite common here. They use it to address their friends sometimes as some kind of complement Lol Sometimes I find it hard the take people in Australia seriously.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 22

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    This world just by this 1 fact truely is disgusting and so unjust. Anger& frustration engulfs me watching,observing the cruel ways life. To see kids starving in other countries...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M Jun 22

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