Sovereign Facebook Link

Before Invasion

Many First Nation Groups lived in villages, farmed and traded

Life was not a 'walkabout' for the First Nations before they were chased out of their homes and hunted off 'country' by the European genocidal invasion.

FORMALLY CONSIDERED FOR UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

Read more about Many First Nation Groups lived in villages, farmed and traded>

Book argues against Aboriginal 'hunter gatherer' history

Why all Australian kids should learn First Nation peoples history

The archaeological history of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia is a truly remarkable story that very few Australians are aware of ... Perhaps the most deceptive myth perpetuated about Aboriginal society is the idea it was 'primitive', 'stone age', 'nomadic', or 'unevolved'. This type of thinking feeds racist stereotypes and discriminatory attitudes which continue to marginalise and disassociate Aboriginal Australians from the national identity.

Read more about Why all Australian kids should learn First Nation peoples history>

From invasion to resistance in Australia

Bulla c1861 conflict Settlers under attack from a First Nations tribe

Capitalism could not flourish without crushing the resistance of people who wanted to live differently ... wage labour and the drive to accumulate capital were incompatible with Aboriginal society. That incompatibility was the basis of the genocide. Across a vast stretch of northern Australia, extending at least from Borroloola to the Kimberley, Aborigines tell the tale of a murderous white man. He stands for whites in general, and is seen as an invader. As quoted in a paper by anthropologist Deborah Bird Rose; "shooting all the people [and] getting ready for the country, trying to take it away". Read more about From invasion to resistance in Australia

Bead currency used as possible first export industry before 'Australia'


European glass beads like this were traded for access to sea cucumber off the Arnhem Land coast
(Source: Mirani Litster and Daryl Wesley)

Anna Salleh ABC Science 6 December 2013 (some minor editing by SU)

Bead currency Read more about Bead currency used as possible first export industry before 'Australia'

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Before Invasion