Essays Tagged: "Aboriginal Australians"

Aboriginal deaths in custody - history of colonization in Australia, Australian society, statistics, western society. Includes extensive bibliography - A- mark

In critically evaluate the claim that the high rate of Aboriginal deaths in custody can be explained as a statistical phenomenon rather than a cultural one ... ltural one, an Australia wide generalization must be made. It is also important to compare the rate Aboriginal deaths in custody against the rates of the rest of the Australian population. The history ... group is perceived. Australia's history was one of harsh treatment and racial prejudice towards the Aboriginal people. The western society held the power, which led to the oppression and outcasting of ...

(10 pages) 291 0 3.7 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Aboriginal resistance in australia.

Resistance of the Aboriginal people.Resistance by Aboriginal Australians to the European invasion, led by Cook, was fi ... ing colonists and the Indigenous Peoples of Australia.Here are the names of some of the most famous Aboriginal resistance fighters:Pemulway - who fought for 12 years before being assassinated by bount ... ling Rivers and were in the process of ferrying sheep across, when they were attacked by a group of Aboriginal warriors. They opened fire and reported killing 5 or 6 warriors and wounding many more.On ...

(5 pages) 94 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The importance of land/country to australian aboriginals.

For Aboriginal Australians, the land has a special significance that is rarely understood by those of Eu ... Land provides for my physical needs and spiritual needs." (1992, p.106). To use Rose's own term, to Aboriginals the land is a 'nourishing terrain'. (1996, p.7).The basic tenets of Aboriginal spiritual ... tes' are usually places where important events happened during the Dreamtime, the name given to the Aboriginal creation myth.Dreamtime (known as tjurpa) cannot be separated from the land. "The earth i ...

(7 pages) 136 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Aborigines Act 1902 This essay is about the "stolen Generaton" and the Act of Parliament Australia had enacted at the time.

Aborigines Act (WA). The Chief Protector is made the legal guardian of every Aboriginal and 'half-caste' child under 16. I would not hesitate for one moment to separate any half ... The Act also placed a number of restrictions on Aborigines, including making it an offence for any Aboriginal to enter a public house, while simultaneously increasing police powers to enforce these p ... es Act 1905, (at appendix 2) which made the Chief Protector of Aborigines the legal guardian of all Aboriginal and Half Caste children up to the age of 16 years, enabling him to send any Aboriginal or ...

(10 pages) 110 1 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Australian assimilation policies of the 1930's.

on the Indigenous community, which is still being felt today. While promoted as protection for the Aboriginal children, the policy actually aimed at wiping out the Aboriginal race", is incorrect and ... unsupported.It was not the actual assimilation policies that caused the devastating effects on the Aboriginal communities but the influence of the White Settlers. Before the white settlers came the a ...

(4 pages) 79 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

About aboriginal and migrant how they keep 2 culture at the same time in white society

Aboriginal people and migrants always have to face a lot of problems if they want to stay at white s ... to face a lot of problems if they want to stay at white society successfully. In the white society, aboriginal people and migrants are very hard to be accepted by white people therefore they must be v ... eople therefore they must be very strong and strength enough to pass the problems to stay alive.For Aboriginal people, white people took away their land, their identity and even their culture which th ...

(2 pages) 25 0 2.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


d use the excuse,"You have lost the entitlement of this land therefore it no longer belongs to you."Aboriginal people would benefit enormously from reconnecting with their own land and cultures. Their ...

(1 pages) 24 0 1.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Mystery of Native American Origin This essay deals with sifferent migration theory's of Native Americans

ey have always been here.One Migration theory is A Pacific Crossing Theory, which maintains that Aboriginal Australians and South Pacific Islander peoples traveled across the Pacific Ocean in boats ... ossed the Bering Land Bridge. The 11,500-year-old remains of a woman found in Brazil, who resembles Aboriginal Australians more than Indians of South America (Borg), also supported the Pacific Crossin ...

(3 pages) 72 0 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers


g. In Australia, we are facing a crisis that is screaming for attention, yet no body seems to hear. Aboriginal peoples suffer everyday in a countless number of ways. Depression, anger, and grief have ... the people of Australia must stand up, and force the government to find a new paradigm in which the aboriginal people of Australia have a real, democratic voice. We NEED a truly representative and acc ...

(2 pages) 37 0 2.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Australian playwright essay - jack davis. bibliography included

e of the most influential Australian playwrights but also as a leading and distinguishing voice for Aboriginal people.Davis was born in 1917 in Perth and grew up in the timber town of Yarloop in the s ... amous Moore River Native Settlement where he realized the harsh realities of what it meant to be an Aboriginal in White Australia. His nine months there made such an impression that the settlement bec ...

(9 pages) 43 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama


Langton, M., 'The Politics of Aboriginal Representation', In: Well IHeard it on the Radio and I saw it on the Television, Australi ... ustralian FilmCommission, North Sydney, 1993, pp. 23-43This citation articulates the limitations of Aboriginal representationsin various works of media anticipated by an, '...absence of critical theor ... arious works of media anticipated by an, '...absence of critical theoryand knowledge of..' (Para 2) Aboriginal fundamentals; heavily resultingin stereotypical views. Langton outlines the consequences ...

(1 pages) 29 0 4.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Stolen Generation.

"I don't know if you really accept yourself...How can you be proud of being Aboriginal after the humiliation and the anger and hatred you have."This statement was made by the H ... ights and Equal Opportunity Commission in 1997. It sums up all the thoughts and emotions of all the Aboriginal Australians that suffered in the Stolen Generation. This is the opinion of the Aboriginal ... they were eliminated. Special protection laws were implemented to 'smooth the drying pillow' of the Aboriginal race. These laws were devised to convert Aboriginals to Christians, defend them from the ...

(2 pages) 30 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Aboriginal People Under British Control

ore than 210 years after British imperialists declared the continent terra nullius and colonized it aboriginal Australians continue to suffer, Treatment of the indigenous people during this time can o ... e of any race for whom it is necessary to make special laws. Any census was not to include ¨the aboriginal natives.Next came a long period (1930-1970) of assimilation renown for the stolen generat ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.3 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Discuss the impact on the health of Aboriginal peoples brought on by the changes since the arrival of Europeans in Australia

tion of natural resources occurred. Yet the most powerful and deadly weapon used in the war against Aboriginal Australians was an unintentional one- the diseases the Europeans carried with them to whi ... with them to which the Aboriginals had absolutely no resistance, and which consequently reduced the Aboriginal population drastically. In this report I will aim to discuss the effect these diseases ha ...

(5 pages) 100 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Aboriginal Rights

y the beginning. Since that historic vote, many changes have occurred furthering the recognition of Aboriginal rights. The Mabo Decision including the Native Title Act in 1992/3, the Bringing Them Hom ... 6 in 1998 are only some of these changes and all contributed in their own way to the recognition of Aboriginal rights since 1967. It is nonetheless clear that all of these changes have continued to bu ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

What the Australian Government has done to improve the lives of Aborigines over the last 30 years, and how succesful have they been.

by their white Australian community. However, much progress has beenThe aboriginals of Australia have long being ignored and disadvantaged made since the 18th and 19th cent ... ranted. During the last 35 to 40 years, the Australian government have acted on the poor quality of aboriginal life by improving their rights and equality as Australians. Despite the enormous amount o ... f government initiatives to endeavour to further the indigenous life, it is correct to say that the Aboriginals are still the most disadvantaged group in Australia. As non-indigenous fellow Australian ...

(8 pages) 76 0 1.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

"Beneath Clouds" - Film review

iewers and crew alike.Danielle Hall gives a convincing performance as Lena, a teenage girl of mixed Aboriginal/Irish racial heritage. Based on appearance Lena looks like the typical ‘white’ ... e impression that Lena is completely ‘white’ and no-one, with the exception of an elderly Aboriginal lady, who appears to be a ‘half-caste’ herself, is able to recognise Lena’ ...

(4 pages) 24 0 4.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Andy Goldsworthy, John wolsely and Rosalie Gascoigne analysis of artworks and material and conceptual practice

imagination and are aesthetically pleasing.John Wolseley-Practice-Wolseley’s interaction with Aboriginal people has helped him to increase his knowledge of the land and increase his respect for ... nd nature. His works are a study of mans relationship to the land. Wolseley has been living like an Aboriginal person and therefore sees the world like an Aboriginal person; he detects the spiritualit ...

(13 pages) 34 0 4.6 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Australian Indigenous Studies

People have always lived in this land we call Australia it was long ago the home of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The most prominent features of those people’s cultures ... ders. The most prominent features of those people’s cultures were the strong links between the Aboriginals and the land. This strong custodial relationship is a main feature of the amazing contin ... ty of the Aboriginal culture over thousands of generations in this country,Each particular group of Aboriginal people in Australia belonged to an area of land which was in the care of those Aboriginal ...

(5 pages) 59 1 3.8 May/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Authenticity In Sally Morgan's My Place

533; (193). But the history she speaks of is not only her personal life but also the history of all Aboriginal people. Morgan has a right to know this history, but whether she has the authority to wri ... r she has the authority to write the history of all Aboriginal people is arguable. Morgan, while of Aboriginal descent, is of white skin and largely White heritage. Her father is White and her mother' ...

(6 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers