Human Rights

Government attacks on Remote Homeland communities in the NT

50 Aboriginal trackers left behind at the end of the Boer War

Blacktrackers
This historical image of Aboriginal Black trackers believed to be associated with Queensland in the same period. There are no known photographs of the Blacktrackers who were commissioned to the Boer War.

Between 1899 and 1902, fifty Aboriginal black trackers were summoned by the British forces in South Africa to join the Boer war effort. Read more about 50 Aboriginal trackers left behind at the end of the Boer War

WA under fire over stolen wages compensation

Stolen Wages

The West Australian Government is under fire over its compensation offer to pay lost wages to thousands of the state's Indigenous workers.

Between 1905 and 1972, the government withheld up to three-quarters of the wages earned by workers on state-run Native Welfare Settlements, but they never got their hard earned money back. Read more about WA under fire over stolen wages compensation

Aboriginal activist campaigned in Europe 100 years ago

Anthony Martin Fernando was one of the first Aboriginal political activists yet he lived more than half his life overseas.

He is believed to have led a solitary life but had an extraordinary political career.

On his sometimes wandering journey, he left evidence - bits and pieces of an activist life that we're only now putting together. Fernando told anyone who cared to listen that his people were being exterminated, that the toy skeletons he sold on the streets of London were all that Australia had left of his people. Read more about Aboriginal activist campaigned in Europe 100 years ago

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