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The Cost Of Colonisation

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"Just look at how barbaric tribes treated each other and especially girls before colonisation."
is Mise,
Yep, their idea of compassion for the sick was to leave them to die ! When you look at the general plots in indigenous legends it invariably involves some form of violence.
Fine by me if that's their culture but stop blaming ALL their woes on settler invasion.
Most of the whiners only exist because of the invaders !
Posted by individual, Friday, 15 March 2019 5:24:04 PM
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Indy, runner, Issy, You three are porky tellers!

Where is your evidence; "Just look at how barbaric tribes treated each other and especially girls before colonisation." I say you are making it all up, if you can supply the slightest bit of pre-colonial evidence to this claim, I'll say sorry for calling you three porky tellers.
Posted by Paul1405, Friday, 15 March 2019 5:39:31 PM
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when did evidence ever change your mind Paul. I am sure you are capable of a little research but you are bound to reject anything that does not fit your lying narrative.
Posted by runner, Friday, 15 March 2019 5:53:47 PM
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if you can supply the slightest bit of pre-colonial evidence to this claim,
Paul1405,
when you spend extended periods in remote communities you hear ancient stories & also many legends etc have been recorded from such verbal history of which the indigenous take great pride & place great importance on. In fact, many academic interpretations of accounts have been queried by indigenous story tellers over the years.
One of the most effective ways of telling stories is in indigenous dancing. Not the pale skinned choreographed dancing in Latte Brigade Art centres but the real Blackfellow corrobories in the Bush.
Posted by individual, Friday, 15 March 2019 6:26:26 PM
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Paul have a read here:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/culture-of-denial/news-story/3dd28525dc85e34c1fb549813bd4d9f4

I worked next to an aboriginal camp community in Alice Springs in 1960 building a home and school for aboriginal children so they would not be removed from contact with their parents. There were fights every night by men fighting over who had sex with young girls. The half caste families in town would have nothing to do with the camp aboriginals
Posted by Josephus, Friday, 15 March 2019 7:18:16 PM
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Dear Paul,

This may be of interest. It's taken from
Age. 15.1/1957.

"The Minister for Native Welfare (Mr Brady) today
denied that natives in the Laverton-Warburton
Ranges were starving."

"They may be suffering from malnutrition, but
they are definitely not starving."

"He said that atomic tests had interferred with
native welfare, but it could not be said the Federal
Government was solely responsible for the present situation."
Posted by Foxy, Friday, 15 March 2019 7:25:45 PM
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