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By Larissa Behrendt

A accomplished, correct, and obtainable examine all points of Indigenous Australian background and culture

What is The Dreaming? what number assorted Indigenous tribes and languages as soon as existed in Australia? what's the goal of a corroboree? What influence do the occasions of the prior have on Indigenous peoples this present day? Indigenous Australia For Dummies solutions those questions and numerous others in regards to the oldest race in the world. It explores Indigenous existence in Australia prior to 1770, the effect of white cost, the continued fight by way of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to safe their human rights and equivalent therapy lower than the legislations, and masses more.

Celebrating the contributions of Indigenous humans to modern Australian tradition, the booklet explores Indigenous paintings, track, dance, literature, movie, activity, and spirituality. It discusses the idea that of recent Indigenous identification and examines the continued demanding situations dealing with Indigenous groups this present day, from future health and housing to employment and schooling, land rights, and self-determination.

  • Explores major political moments—such as Paul Keating's Redfern Speech and Kevin Rudd's apology, and more
  • Profiles celebrated humans and organizations in numerous fields, from Cathy Freeman to Albert Namatjira to the Bangarra Dance Theatre and the nationwide Aboriginal Radio Service
  • Challenges universal stereotypes approximately Indigenous humans and discusses present debates, resembling a land rights and inequalities in well-being and education

This publication will enlighten readers of all backgrounds concerning the heritage, struggles and triumphs of the various, proud, and interesting peoples that make up Australia's Indigenous groups. With a foreword via former PM Malcolm Fraser, Indigenous Australia For Dummies is a must-read account of Australia's first people.

'Indigenous Australia For Dummies is a vital contribution to the wide debate and to a greater knowing of our previous historical past. with a bit of luck it is going to impression destiny events.'—Former leading Minister Malcolm Fraser

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Lieutenant James Cook (later Captain) claimed the eastern coast of Australia for the British in 1770. indd 10 2/6/12 6:48 PM Chapter 1: Understanding Indigenous Australia 11 Australia, populated only by natives who were seen to be inferior, could be claimed by the colonial power that found them first. This was known as the doctrine of discovery. ) Indigenous people could have had no idea that, after 1770, their world would change as it did. The takeover begins In 1778, the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Cove and established a penal colony.

It was also used to control Indigenous people by dictating where Indigenous people could live, the conditions of their employment, whether they could vote and sometimes even if they could marry. It also legalised theft of their land and removal of their children. indd 15 2/6/12 6:48 PM 16 Part I: An Ancient People: Then and Now the criminal justice system, being targeted by the police, charged with offences that non‑Indigenous people wouldn’t be charged with, and were more likely to be refused bail and given longer sentences compared with non‑Indigenous people.

Some positive stereotypes made about Indigenous people describe them as a kind of ‘noble savage’ — that they’re very spiritual, untouched by materialism, in touch with nature and telepathic, with the ability to communicate with animals! Most people find these positive stereotypes just as offensive as negative stereotypes because, even though they’re not meant unkindly, they’re still generalisations, so are misleading and untrue. But some of us have blond hair and blue eyes! Some Aboriginal people from mixed heritage are very light-skinned.

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