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I Am Disgusted By Australia's Treatment of Aboriginal People

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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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    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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    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to the Australian Government last week, supporting Aboriginal demands that the racist Stronger Futures legislation be withdrawn.(For those who aren't aware the 'Stronger Futures' legislation that is trying to be introduced is...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jun 11, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 May 26, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I'm currently in Saudi Arabia because I have lost a loved one. I was born and raised here in Jeddah, but I reside in the US now. It's always sort of a culture shock coming back to...
    rajasaeed rajasaeed 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 21

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    THE PROBLEM WITH AUSTRALIA'S IDIOT-INVERSION Every culture in the world has its problems. It is an integral part of the human condition to be flawed. The French can be arrogant...
    seatbelthoon seatbelthoon 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I've just about had it with the people of this country. I am sick and tired of these people who go out of their own way to attempt to generate some sort of chaos in people's lives...
    fuckbogans fuckbogans 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    OK. I've had it with you uneducated bogans who believe that you are the be all and end all of existence. I'm devoting an entire rant against you. Before any of you start telling me...
    fuckbogans fuckbogans 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    BANKING, INSURANCE, SUPERANNUATION, WELATH MANAGEMENT in AUSTRALIA.... HISTORY, FUTURE AND IMPACT ON AVERAGE PEOPLE........ I was in banking-finance-investment management for some...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Mar 21

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    WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST of DEBTS (WACD) for WHOLE ECONOMY........... For those that live in Australia and indeed everywhere in the world, we would have been bombard by the cry from...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    MRRT- Minerals Resource Rent Tax- a note........... The MRRT has been controversial since Rudd-Swan first brought it out from the tax consideration list of the the Federal...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Apr 7

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    I truly am. I hate the way I look, I hate the way I act and treat people. I hate that I can say one thing, than won't even end up doing it. I hate that I tell all my friends that I...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Well, I've done it! I've taken the first tentative steps to create not a blog, but a website that will collect and collate much of what has been said on this site, as well as...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 9 Responses Mar 21

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    ---- MEDIBANK PRIVATISATION PROPOSAL BY ABBOTT GOVERNMENT ---- Below is what I wrote about the idea of Privatisation in regard to real life experiences and the explanations for...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M Mar 26

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    I moved to Australia seven years ago. I like many others on this website have travelling extensively and spent three years living all over Europe. Living in Australia and more...
    sweetelle01 sweetelle01 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    I Googled the great Australian dream and this is what i got .. "The Australian Dream or Great Australian Dream is a belief that in Australia, home ownership can lead to a better...
    sellyourstocks sellyourstocks 31-35, M 8 Responses Mar 20

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    SUPERANNUATION TAX CONCESSION & PENSION BENEFITS......... SUMMARY: This note talks about the cost of tax benefits due to superannuation contribution and profits from...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    BADGERYS CREEK AS SECOND SYDNEY AIRPORT ............. SUMMARY: Badgerys Creek Airport may or may not be the best site as SECOND AIRPORT for Sydney. Alternative of an airport...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    BADGERYS CREEK AS SECOND SYDNEY AIRPORT ............. SUMMARY: Badgerys Creek Airport may or may not be the best site as SECOND AIRPORT for Sydney. Alternative of an airport...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Does Australia has opportunities for educated people that it boasts, especially for immigrants? I am at crossroads. I have an opportunity to go to Australia or Germany...after...
    planc planc 22-25, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    Compulsory voting. Most Australians are astonished to discover that voting is not compulsory in the majority of other Western Democracies. I propose that Australia introduces a...
    Spankerr Spankerr 51-55 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Saturday, 12 April 2014Dear Friends,I am a new member and I would like to vent my frustration.It is healthy to do so.I know that nothing will change, but my purpose is not to bring...
    sickness18 sickness18 56-60, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate Australia too Ive been around the world and oz ye have the worst country and people... bad drivers with anger issues
    whyyyyyy12 whyyyyyy12 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Housing is a double-edged sword in Australia. It's expensive regardless of whether you rent or buy and both have major disadvantages. With renting, there is a risk of being kicked...
    annebelle88 annebelle88 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    Yes I do totally admire unusual people. and intellectual. To me being intellectual isn't knowing everything it's about being able to have a meaningful conversation that isn't...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I am liberal to a point. However, I am totally disgusted with our corrupt federal government coming from the Obama Administration. Obama may have the title as President but he is...
    momsunbathing momsunbathing 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    WARNING TO ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WANTING TO COME TO AUSTRALIA ... STAY AWAY ! Dont be sucked in to this friendly easy going bll-sht . The Drunks, Depressansts, Bogans and...
    sellyourstocks sellyourstocks 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 9

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    I think a free society depends on its citizens holding their leaders and government responsible and accountable for their words and actions. A populace that fears their government...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I dont understand the motives behind even half of what they do. life is SO simple, yet these people of authority set up all these laws telling people how to live their life, when...
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    This is just to let everyone knows. You think when you have health problems you go to health professional? You maybe right but you could be wrong. Most health practitioner here led...
    Exp19800 Exp19800 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Yes all of them the ones who cant wait to be offended and affronted and insulted and shocked and outraged and disgusted cant wait to judge and dismiss and belittle cant help...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    This one person named endelbendel, would always comment on my stories. Whatever they said never made any sense to me, it was like reading a strange poem. I'm more of a logical...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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