Slavery

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

How British Empire's dirty secrets went up in smoke in the colonies

Revealed: The bonfire of paper at the end of colonial empire
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First Nations pastoral workers seeking compensation for years of unpaid labour

Lucy Martin ABC News 13 September 2013


Retired stockman Ben Barney worked on pastoral stations and missions around the Kimberley and NT

Aboriginal workers have played a key role in establishing Western Australia's pastoral and agricultural industries. Read more about First Nations pastoral workers seeking compensation for years of unpaid labour

Half a billion in Stolen Wages contributed to abject poverty

In 2013 Mr Conrad Yeatman, a proud old Aboriginal man who was never paid directly for a lifetime of work receives nothing and in the same week Francis Abbott (Daughter of Tony Abbott), born of privilege receives a $60,000 scholarship to help her study.

Conrad Yeatman
Conrad Yeatman
SBS News

Dr Woolombi Waters The Stringer 4 June 2014 Read more about Half a billion in Stolen Wages contributed to abject poverty

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

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