Eventually, these schools were underfunded, and in 1970, parents of these targeted youth protested against the schooling system and wanted to run it themselves. Many students were physically, psychologically, and sexually abused, and many died because of tuberculosis. This influenced the lives of many aboriginals. Schools were poorly funded and administered improperly which led to these experiences of physical and sexual abuse. Instead of speaking with the victims of residential schools, the government preferred to provide compensation.
Explore how the consequences of the Stolen Generations manifest for Indigenous children and young people, particularly in relation to identity development From 1869, Indigenous Australian families were ravaged by colonising Europeans. It was not until 1975 that Aboriginal children were able to live with their families without being forced into an adopting white family (Korff, 2013). The Aboriginal children who were taken are referred to as the Stolen Generation; with its members still suffering from the trauma and confusing development they endured at a young age (Burns 2008). Every Aboriginal child suffered developmental issues regardless of the age they were taken. A newborn that is forcibly removed is deprived of breastfeeding, denying it health benefits and the opportunity for a closer mother-child bond.
Inherently, Australia is a multicultural society and each person should have a right of feeling welcome. Rutton (2013: 10) reports that he has witnessed discrimination based upon race in Australia. If the changes are effected, then people from other races will be subject to humiliation, just because of their race. The proposed changes makes unlawful acts that will intimidate by means of causing fear or physical violence. Clearly, this does not protect vulnerable people from being unfairly discriminated against or humiliated due to their race or national or ethnic origin
In the past few years there’s been a lot of controversy over whether or not modern day Australians should apologize for the past events of the stolen generation. This essay will support the statement made by John Howard which was “Modern Australians shouldn't be required to accept guilt and blame for past action.” The reasons we shouldn't have to accept guilt and blame for past actions are , we are not responsible for past actions, we directly had nothing to do with it, we are new Australians, and we have made up for our wrong by granting them their rights. The first reason as to why we should not have to apologize to the aboriginals is because we are not responsible for past action. The actions of past Australians towards the aboriginals
Paul Keating – Redfern Speech In the speech Keating challenges the established views of history held by numerous settlers of Europe by outlining the outrage committed against Australia’s Indigenous peoples in the course of colonial invasion of the country. He called upon the Australian people to imagine if these outrages had happened to the Australian community itself, quoting “We failed to ask - how would I feel if this were done to me?”. He also praised the significant contribution that Indigenous people have made to the development of the nation and the cultural and social life of Australia, quoting “In all these things they have shaped our knowledge of this continent and of ourselves. They have shaped our identity. They are there in the Australian legend.
He was critical of Australia's overconfidence and essentially said that Australia was "living beyond its means", that it had become prosperous through "mistakes" and that in order to become economically viable Australians would have to "accept a lower standard of living". The report also suggested that Australia’s protectionist attitude was deviating from its true purpose and that it should continue to exist only as a means to supply Britain with goods. This protectionist attitude was deemed to be detrimental to British interests and very beneficial to Australia. Australia’s politicians did not take Niemeyer’s comments lightly as they were fully aware of how important it was to have England on side. An ongoing relationship with England would ensure prosperity going forward and a rise from the
“This story right, this story’s true, I wouldn’t tell a lies to you” The use of 1st person narrative engages the reader and shows the authenticity of this text. This helps to demonstrate the readers show the lost identity of the aboriginal culture and his emotions of feeling displaced, unaccepted and unhappy. This couldn’t be helped as the Europeans became the dominant population. “And how they fenced us in like sheep” The use of a simile helps to demonstrate on how much the Aboriginal were restricted and thus causing a negative effect. The restrictions include traditions causing cultural knowledge to be
The stolen generation The stolen generations devastated many people, Caused families to be torn apart, made the aboriginals culture and beliefs lost and many families still are torn apart and many cant Why and who were taken? The stolen generation is a large group of people that were taken from their families in the twentieth century. The aboriginals that were taken away were all had “white blood.” They were taken to make them a working class and they were assimilated, which meant * Speaking their language and practicing their customs was forbidden. * They were taken miles away from their home land which meant they wouldn’t find their totems. * The children were told they were orphans.
The harsher the law can be against such vioilence the less it will be happening and together we can end this corruption. I really think this act is outrageous and disgusting and im pretty sure you all do, so lets try to make a better future and make Australia a safer place for the upcoming generation. Thank
"(Norton, 533) The attitude that Native Americans were "saved" by the Anglo-Saxon culture, Depicts their own as being inferior. "Second, their culture may be depicted as valueless, and thus not worthy of respect. "(Norton, 533) By focusing on only the negative characteristics in the Native American communities, value is taken from the positive. The real differences in the Native American culture may be ignored, while others, like violence and alcoholism are seen as their only cultural