The social history
of the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia
Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in
World History Archives and does not
presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release
- Discrimination against Aborigines
- From The Guadrian (Socialist
Party of Australia), 23 August 1995. Incarceration used
to address social ills. High percentage of women and
children and high death rate in prison.
- A Stolen Generation Cries Out
- By Michael Perry, Reuter, 20 May 1997. Racist eugenic policy from
1880s to 1960s to forcibly relocate Aboriginal children away from
parents has led to current social ills.
- International Action Alert: Solten heads, stolen
children, stolen land. Help stop the racist assault on Australia's First
- From LeftLink, 25 May 1997. For more than 200 years, Australian
Aborigines have endured the racist and genocidal policies and
practices of the British and their descendants. Appeal to the
Blair government. Yagan's stolen head.
- Women for Wik
- By Angela Walker, in Green Left Weekly,
24 August 1997. Aborigine women battle for Land Title rights.
- Dysfunctional Society
- By Noel Pearson, Workers Online,
18 August 2000. Looks at the plight of Aboriginal people through
a prism of class and comes up with a challenging perspective on
Aboriginal welfare, law and order and the state of Australian
- Arborigines fight for their culture and rights:
Australia's forgotton dreamtime
- By Michele Decoust, Le Monde Diplomatique,
4 November 2000. The massacre of the native population that
colonisation brought, the brutal assimilation policies that
followed, or the fate of the Aborigines in today's society. Up
to the late 1960s, Aboriginal children with white blood in their
veins were placed in orphanages, mission stations or with foster
families who were supposed to make good little Australians out of
them. The slogan in those days was
keep Australia white.