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Negotiating with Government in the 1930s

The Australian Aborigines League was the very first Indigenous pressure group to win a direct audience with the Prime Minister. It seems it was made possible because few people could say no to Doug Nicholls. The article reads: ABORIGINES TO ASK FOR JUSTICE. Deputation to Mr. Lyons. FOOTBALLER AS LEADER. A deputation comprised entirely of  Full Article…

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James Page and the Nepabunna Mission

James or Jim Page gave everything to the Adnyamathanha people. You could say, he even gave his life, as you can see from this report by Nicola Gage on the ABC’s World Today, first broadcast on Friday, December 2, 2011 12:42:10 – please, note they incorrectly call him “John”. The community developed in to what  Full Article…

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Aboriginals as Saviours

The Reverend E. R. B. Gribble spent his younger years as a stockman. But he was persuaded by his father to help run the Mission. Drawing on a lifetime of experience, he writes what may be called a dissenting opinion. Challenging the common prejudice against Aboriginal capability. And doing so, not with theory, but with  Full Article…

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Contact on the Missions

It’s the accepted historical orthodoxy to say that Aboriginal missions were bad. Very bad. But we must be clear on our terms. What do we mean by a “mission”? It seems that there have been at least three types of places. Those that were 1. Government owned and government run with no Christian influence (Moorundie,  Full Article…

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White Criticism of the Maloga Mission

The Maloga Mission, started by Janet and Daniel Matthews was frequently criticised, and sometimes condemned, by the White establishment. Sometimes, even by Christians, and those who claimed to be sympathetic to the church. In this thought-piece from the West Australian in 1885, one of the big things Mr Matthews gets wrong is, apparently, the muddle  Full Article…

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The Australian Aborigines Amelioration Association

The article reads: Requests to Federal Minister. The annual meeting of the Australian Aborigines’ Amelioration Association was held in the Burt Memorial Hall last night, the Rev. A. Muriel, B.A., presiding. The annual report, extracts from which have already been published in ‘The West Australian’ was presented by the honorary secretary (Mr. N. M. Morley)  Full Article…

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The Day of Mourning

The transcription reads: BLACK MAN’S VIEWPOINT 1 50 th Anniversary Observance Day of Mourning MELBOURNE, November 12. Plans for-the observance by abori- gines throughout Australia of a day of mourning ?. simultaneously with the 150th anniversary-celebrations in Syd- ney were announced at a meeting to- night convened by tho Australian Aborigines’. League. j, “While white  Full Article…

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