Historical Injustices Against Australian Aboriginals: A Legacy of Suffering and its Implications

Written by on July 10, 2024

The history of Australia is deeply intertwined with the story of its Indigenous peoples, who have inhabited the continent for over 65,000 years. Despite their rich cultural heritage, Australian Aboriginals have faced relentless injustices, from violent dispossession to systemic discrimination. The extermination of the Tasmanian Aboriginals and ongoing neglect and bias against Aboriginal communities continue to cast a long shadow over Australian society today.

When British settlers arrived in 1788, they claimed Australia under the doctrine of terra nullius, disregarding the presence of the Aboriginal peoples. This marked the beginning of widespread dispossession, as Aboriginals were . . .

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