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‘They are all dead’: for Indigenous people, Cook’s voyage of ‘discovery’ was a ghostly visitation

'They are all dead': for Indigenous people, Cook's voyage of 'discovery' was a ghostly visitation Alison Page, University of Technology Sydney Captain James Cook arrived in the Pacific 250 years ago, triggering British colonisation of the...

250 years since Captain Cook landed in Australia, it’s time to acknowledge the violence of first encounters

250 years since Captain Cook landed in Australia, it's time to acknowledge the violence of first encounters Phoebe Roth, The Conversation; Sophia Morris, The Conversation, and Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation Captain James Cook arrived in the...

Captain Cook ‘discovered’ Australia, and other myths from old school text books

Captain Cook 'discovered' Australia, and other myths from old school text books A picture titled ‘Captain Cook taking possession of the Australian continent on behalf of the British crown, AD 1770’. Drawn and engraved by...

The ‘great Australian silence’ 50 years on

The 'great Australian silence' 50 years on Detail from Julie Shiels’ 1954 poster White on black: The annihilation of Aboriginal people and their culture cannot be separated from the destruction of nature. State Library of Victoria Anna...

Why Tony Abbott’s appointment as Indigenous envoy was a diplomatic blunder and policy failure

Beyond lacking all merit, Abbott’s previous policies on Indigenous issues had been characterised by funding cuts, exclusions and silencing. His Indigenous Advancement Strategy was criticised for its destructive consequences to governance within Indigenous communities Why Tony Abbott's appointment as...

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