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I Am Disgusted By Australia's Treatment of Aboriginal People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Mar 6, 2013

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses May 16, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 26, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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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 3 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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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 2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 12 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I am an Australian who discovered this site today. At first I was quite disgusted, but after reading many I have to agree with most of what is said. It's sad, but true, this...
    hideeho hideeho 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    The new materialistic, super-aggressive bogan.I suspect that it may actually get worse in Austraylia because of the limitations and inherent contradictions within multiculturalism...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 14

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    It seems like I FAIL at EVERYTHING I do. I never achieve my goals, which I set pretty often. For the last 4 days, I have binge eaten nothing but junk food or fast food. I've never...
    mnm92 mnm92 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Financial Crisis And Government Debt Level Debate- Plus Addendum 1 I am entering a discussion that is very controversial. However, please allow me who worked in finance for over 20...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    This note will certainly offend many but somehow I need to make a point... 1) We now have several senators that have been elected with minimum number of votes cast for them...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Here I am in a foreign land, well and truly away from oztray’ya. Yet I can see them coming a mile away. The arrogant body language, the penetrating voice which can be heard over...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Financial Crisis And Government Debt Level Debate- Addendum 2 Again I was a bond and share analyst for over 20 years so perhaps I see this matter from many angles. 1) There are...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I found this website on the internet. Now I will let you know about my experience in Australia. I was born in Trieste Italy and came to Australia in 1978 aged five with my parents...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    the people here have such filthy language. I go to school, shops wherever and all I here is f this and f that. im sick of hearing the f word. there's literally not one person who...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Disgusted is a strong word. Very disappointed is a more accurate description of how I feel. People taken one by one are much better than the sum of them. Our relationships with...
    gio36 gio36 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    hey im keane im 17 and i dont care if you are a boy, girl, man, woman, goat, gay, lesbian, parent or anyone id just like to talk to people from australia like me :)
    hearme20 hearme20 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    You know, the one thing that unites us all in our dislike of Australia is the lack of human and social intercourse. The banality of the place is overwhelming; the coldness and...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 12

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    In many parts of this forum, we have valuable contributions from sources that may surprise us. I am referring to the insulted ocker bogans who simply cannot bear to hear the truth...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Judge Me Not EP is the biggest offender of this. They censored so much on this site that people can't even share their experiences anymore. So the biggest judgmental 'persons' on...
    SilviaAnnGinger SilviaAnnGinger 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am straight; I don't judge people based on who they love, because really can we control or help we fall in love with?! I wrote this article after sitting and thinking about same...
    ceckybonkle ceckybonkle 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I feel that the majority are sweetly ignorant, and painfully drab. Tv ad's frustrate me because it feels so fake. No one in the ad ever went to that doctor, or used that exercise...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    Yesterday I posted a question which many people where asking which was I am wondering if I'm attractive and I thought it was nice so I asked myself I took a picture on the spot and...
    Jasmin1017079 Jasmin1017079 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Rakhi is one of the most popular festivals celebrating throughout the world. It celebrates the sacred bond between brothers and sisters. As Rakhi signifies the various phases of...
    vinodroy1245 vinodroy1245 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    The actual thing I find both sad and funny about this group... None of the experience writers have ever states where they originally come from and tell us why their country of...
    funtobehad35 funtobehad35 36-40, M 9 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm going to be honest here, I'm so disgusted with humanity. People just **** me off. Everyone has their own little cliques and groups and just can't accept people for who they are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 26

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    Why do people pervert & corrupt everything? For example, EP's original use was for people to help others with their problems, encourage them to betterment, put a smile on someone's...
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    Lol. People who say nobody understands. People who say unless we been there we got no clue. People who say they survived worse. People who say we dont got details but...
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 3

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