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Who took the Aboriginal people?

Who took the Aboriginal people?

The Stolen Generations refers to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were removed from their families between 1910 and 1970. This was done by Australian federal and state government agencies and church missions, through a policy of assimilation.

What did the English do to the Aboriginal?

The English settlers and their descendants expropriated native land and removed the indigenous people by cutting them from their food resources, and engaged in genocidal massacres.

Who ended the Stolen Generation?

The NSW Aborigines Protection Board loses its power to remove Indigenous children. The Board is renamed the Aborigines Welfare Board and is finally abolished in 1969.

Who is involved in National Sorry Day?

Stolen generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. The first National Sorry Day was held on May 26, 1998, which was one year after the tabling of a report about the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

What did aboriginals eat before the British came?

The Aborigines ate simple, balanced diets prior to the arrival of the Europeans in the late 1700s. Their diets contained meat and fish, as well as fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Honey was a popular sweetener, gathered from the hives of native bees found among the rocky crevices or in muddy riverbanks.

Who inhabited Australia first?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the first peoples of Australia, meaning they were here for thousands of years prior to colonisation.

Who Apologised to the Stolen Generation?

On 13 February 2008 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made a formal apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, particularly to the Stolen Generations whose lives had been blighted by past government policies of forced child removal and Indigenous assimilation.

Who started Sorry Day?

On 13 February 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd moved a motion of Apology to Indigenous Australians. His apology was a formal apology on behalf of the successive parliaments and governments whose policies and laws “inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians”.

Which prime minister said sorry?

What does the Aboriginal flag look like?

The flag’s design consists of a coloured rectangle divided in half horizontally. The top half of the flag is black to symbolise Aboriginal people. The red in the lower half stands for the earth and the colour of ochre, which has ceremonial significance. The circle of yellow in the centre of the flag represents the sun.

What do aboriginals call Australia?

The Aboriginal English words ‘blackfella’ and ‘whitefella’ are used by Indigenous Australian people all over the country — some communities also use ‘yellafella’ and ‘coloured’.

What animals do Aboriginal eat?

Common animals that were hunted and eaten by Aboriginals included Kangaroos, Wild Turkeys, Possums, Emus, Anteaters, Lizards and Snakes.

How many Aborigines were killed by the white settlers?

No one knows the Aboriginal population at the time of white settlement. It is variously estimated at between 300,000 to 750,000. There were many many massacres between 1788 and 1920, which surely must have killed 10′s of thousands of people. Many are well known but many remain unrecorded.

What was the greatest killer of the Aborigines?

Answer Wiki. These included TB, cholera, influenza, whooping cough, measles and venereal diseases. But by far the greatest killer was smallpox, which decimated Aboriginal communities with death rates up to 50% and more, and which started almost immediately after the arrival of the first fleet in 1788.

What was the last massacre of Aboriginal Australians?

Massacre of Walmajarri people by the Mandjildjara in the Great Sandy Desert, WA. One of the last, systematic massacres of Aboriginal Australians recorded in Australia. The four aboriginal Mandjildjara brothers entered Walmajarri country and systematically pursued and killed many Walmajarri men, women,…

Why did Captain James Cook shoot an Aborigine?

Captain James Cook shot the first Aborigine to resist his arrival at Sydney’s Botany Bay – before the famed British explorer had even set foot on Australian soil. While Cook did not mean to kill the man and barely wounded him, the first contact between black and white people on the east coast of Australia almost 250 years ago was a violent affair.