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The Aboriginals 

They have lived in Australia for over 60,000 years but today they make up only 2.4% of the population and 27% of  Australia's prison population. They were not recognised as citizens until 1967.


Seeker daily: Who Are Australia's Aboriginal People?


Britannica: Australian aborigine

SBS podcast: Pintupi Nine Documentary

National Geographic photo gallery: First Australians

Australian Government: Indigenous cultural heritage


The Genocide of Indigenous Australia Debate

Article Two of the convention defines genocide as "any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such":

  • Killing members of the group

  • Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

  • Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part

  • Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group

  • Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

NITV: Explainer: the Stolen Generations

The Guardian: John Howard[former Aus PM]: there was no genocide against Indigenous Australians

Treaty Republic (interactive map)History of Australian Aboriginal Massacres

The Independent: Australia accused of genocide against aborigines

The Australian: Stolen Generations listed as genocide

Australian Museum:Indigenous Australia Timeline 1500-1900

Social Problems

The Judicary system

SBS: 'A national crisis': Indigenous incarceration rates worse 25 years on

NITV: Is scrapping the Indigenous Advisory Council silencing our voice?

The Guardian: Indigenous Australians unfairly jailed due to racism in legal system – research

Identity Crisis

The Australian: Not so black and white

Representation in Media

NITV: Where are our Aboriginal actors? - Indigenous cast removed from international movie posters

Substance abuse

The Australian: ‘Drinking to die’ in Aboriginal communities, says Sharman Stone

ABC: Indigenous Drinking Myths Dispelled

BBC Magazine: Forced rehab: A solution for Australia's grog addicts?

The Guardian: Alcohol abuse behind high rates of early death among Indigenous, study finds

Here to Help: Aboriginal Mental Health: The statistical reality

BBC iplayer: Reggie Yates: Hidden Australia. Black in the Outback.


All Together Now: Racism in Australia OPINION: ‘Why, like New Zealand, aren’t we more proud of our indigenous people?’

Telegraph: Australian paper criticised for 'racist' Aboriginal cartoon

Mashable: Football player dragged for 'racist' depiction of Aboriginal Australians


Australia day or Invasion day?

NY times: White Australians Celebrate, Aboriginal People Mourn

The Sydney Morning Herlad: Thousands march in Sydney on Australia Day for Indigenous 'day of mourning

The Conversation: Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day: a long history of celebration and contestation

Reconciliation and healing

National Sorry Day is held annually on 26 May since 1998. It is a day to remember and mark the mistreatment of the aboriginals. Reconciliation Sorry Day and the Stolen Generations

Kevin Rudd's Stolen Generation Speech 2012


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