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  • Australian Bush Legend
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    When writing the 'big picture' histories, historians often overlook or exaggerate certain aspects of Australian history to make their point. Discuss with reference to one the recommended texts. The book 'The Australian Legend', written by Russell Ward and published in 1958 speaks mainly of 'Australian Identity'. It looks at nationalism and what has formed our self-image. There are many aspects that are left overlooked however, as the Author makes his assumptions. Significant parts of society are...
  • Best Poetry And Judith Wrights Poetry
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    In what way is Judith Wrights poetry a worthwhile study for Australian students Judith Wright is a respected Australian poet is also known as a conservationist and protester. Her poetry has captured the most amazing imagery of Australian Culture. For Australian students to understand their own culture and history it is necessary to study the best poetry and Judith Wrights poetry is definitely some of the best. Her achievement in translating the Australian experience into poetry led in her best w...
  • Millions Of Australians
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    Mr Acting Speaker, in making my first speech in this place, I congratulate you on your election and wish to say how proud I am to be here as the Independent member for Oxley. I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman who has had her fair share of life's knocks. My view on issues is based on common-sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a business woman running a fish and chip shop. I won the seat of Oxley largely on an issue that has resulte...
  • Australian People The Population Of Australia
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    Australian People The population of Australia is 18,438,824. The Birth Rate is 13.73, per 1000 people. The death rate is 6.89 per 1000 people. Those two were per year on average. The migration rate is 2.71 immigrants per 1000 people. The Life expectancy is higher than the US at 79.64. (Male 76.69, Female 82.74) There are three major ethnic groups in Australia. The Caucasian makes up 95%, the Asians make up 4%, and the Aboriginal make up 1%. The official language of Australia is English. It is sp...
  • White Australian And Aboriginal Laws
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    The movie Dead Heart uses the background of a murder mystery to further explore this complex issue of Aboriginal culture and traditions and the inevitable clash that results when white Australians try to impose their own system of beliefs, values and history upon Aboriginal people. The film is set in the small aboriginal community of Wala Wala, in remote outback Australia, in which lies the significance of the title of the film. A Local town cop by the name of Ray Lorkin tries to maintain some b...
  • Part Of Aboriginal Culture
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    Aboriginal Dreamtime The Aboriginal Dreamtime is that part of aboriginal culture which explains the origins and culture of the land and its people. Aborigines have the longest continuous cultural history of any group of people on Earth, dating back 65,000 years. Dreamtime is Aboriginal Religion and Culture. The Dreamtime contains many parts. It is the story of things that have happened, how the universe came to be, how human beings were created and how the Creator intended for humans to function...
  • Impact Of Racism On The Aboriginal People
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    Racism can 'destroy the personality and scar the soul. ' Martin Luther King Australian society is made up of a wide variety of groups. These groups of people have different cultural traditions and economic and social background. The success of the communication and interacting of these groups depends largely on the attitudes, values, and behaviour of people towards different groups. Racism is probably the first form of discrimination we think of. It is the belief that some races of people are in...
  • Help Towards The Development Of Aboriginal Sport
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    Despite their small numbers, Aborigines have produced some of Australia's most famous sporting champions. Names such as Catherine Freeman, Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, Lionel Rose, Arthur Beetson and the Ella brothers have become legends. Whether it be in league, hockey, tennis or even squash there have been great contributions made by the either Aborigines or Torres Strait Islanders. And it's not only their successes that make their contributions to sport significant, but also how they were able to...
  • Faith
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    Faith Blander, 83, was born in 1920, the second youngest of eight children. At the age of sixteen, Faith left school, completed a dressmaker's apprenticeship and moved to Sydney. In 1952, Faith married an engineer named Hans Band ler and they raised a daughter named Lil on. Faith's father worked in the cane fields for fourteen years. When he eventually escaped he married a Scottish-Indian woman. Faith's father died when Faith was only four, and was left to be raised in a large by her mother and ...
  • 1 Percent Of Other Australian Households
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    In recent years, increasing awareness of exploitation of indigenous culture and intellectual property has led to recognition of the need for more effective protection of indigenous rights in Australia. Aborigines, the indigenous people of Australia, are severely disadvantaged in terms of poverty, poor health, over-representation in the prisons, employment opportunity, and housing. There have been many reports, inquires and decisions about the need for more effective protection for indigenous cul...
  • Identity Australian
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    In response to multiculturalism, and the pressure of the claims and protests of indigenous peoples in Australia, what it means to say one is Australian and ther by to express some sense of national identity - has shifted dramatically. The argument has emerged in recent years the Australian distinctiveness lies in the diverse, not the common, ancestry of its people. We are, it is said, Australian in our multiculturalism. In such a society, we now say, everyone is a member of a cultural community,...
  • Aboriginal Land Rights Act
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    since 1788, the newcomers to australia have often assumed that indigenous peoples' cultures and societies were worthless, because their efforts to understand the white society were too superficial. Indigenous Australians have in the past been completely excluded and to a large extent remain largely excluded from 'normal' economic activities. Even when barriers to institutional exclusion are progressively removed, practical barriers related to location, lack of education, health status, lack of a...
  • Native Title Of Aboriginal People
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    From the years between World War II and the 1970's there was increasing activism from Aboriginal Australians to improve their standards of life that was denied to them by white Australians before. Since the referendum of 1967 for the equal rights of Aborigines, Indigenous and white Australians alike became aware of the inequalities for human rights of Aborigines that existed and took the necessary steps toward reconciliation and to advance the cause of the Aboriginal people. Three significant st...
  • White Way Of Bring Up Children
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    The three texts we have looked at this year, Australian Rules, Rabbit Proof Fence and Deadly Unna are all about aboriginals and in all of the they are being mistreated because of the colour of there skin. In Deadly Unna and Australian rules Dumby Red didn't get the best player in the football grand final because he was black as well as were mistreated by most of the white people both young and old because they were different. I learnt from this that there are a lot of racist people but not every...
  • Aborigine Inhabitancy Of Australia
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    Josh Green, 5 L A Country of Green, Gold and a Forgotten Black. "Dreaming place... you can't change it, no matter who you are. No matter you rich man, no matter you king. You can't change it". It struck me the other day, as I was walking into the dark abyss of yet another school lesson, that I was missing something. And it was, with a certain degree of sentimentality, that I thought of my childhood in, and my subsequent yearly visits to, Australia; the 'New World', a progeny of Captain Cook's pa...
  • Forceful Removal Of Aboriginal Children
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    Part 3: Short Answer Questions a) Why were the aboriginal children removed from their families? Aboriginal children were removed from their families for many reasons including the assimilation of the aboriginal race and the belief that they were inferior to the white race. To achieve assimilation thousands of aboriginal children were taken by force from their families under government policies. The assimilation policies grew out of a system of paternalism- a system that had roots in earlier Brit...

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