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Australian history re written

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by byso, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    This is something that's been bugging me for a while.

    But is it just me or has Australia's history been changed to only include the indigenous at all major events.

    If it wasn't for the red coats turning up and settling. We may not be the greatest country in the world we are now.

    We need another old Sydney town like was closed in gosford in the 80's to teach the young ones about Australia's real heritage.

    I wonder what is learned at school these days?
     
  2. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Are you trying to fish or for real?
     
  3. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    For real.

    I know it's not pc for the leftys here, but so what.
     
  4. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I agree to a point.

    You are right in that certain parts of our recent history tend to be overlooked such as white settlement etc.

    Its all about balance, and it may have swung a bit too far the other way, hopefully this will return to some sort of middle ground in the future.
     
  5. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    That's it balance.

    If you where from another country you would think we all walk around with spears and boomerangs. But good at sports.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I must admit some of the indigenous "welcomes" that are now trotted out at major events are a bit of a rambling affair.
     
  7. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Byso show me some examples

    In my experience I have not come across it
     
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  8. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I think Australian history as a general rule is underdone, be it Indigenous or otherwise.
     
  9. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Lsz
    Well you r the only one in this thread.

    Olympics, commonwealth games etc, etc

    Even council meetings start with an indigenous forward and if memory serves also state govt as well.

    When's the last time you've seen any reference to the first settlers?
     
  10. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Cough "first WHITE settlers" cough....

    as i mentioned before, Balance.

    they (Indig) walked here a long while ago, we (Euros) caught a boat a couple of hundred years ago, plenty of Greeks and Italians flew out in the 50's, Some Africans both Black and white came out more recently, Sth East Asians caught rafts or boats that hardly floated.

    Personally I dont care what colour or what you look like, you breath the same air and bleed the same blood, and the more we can all learn about each other the better off we will ALL be,

    I don't think you are wrong in what you are saying Byso, but I get the feeling that you would prefer the version of history where the Captain Cook and Later on the First Fleet lobbed and found a vast untouched land and thought "Cool we'll have a piece of this".

    Terra Nullis was a crock and was shown to be so, but leaning and acceptance can only come through knowledge.

    But I think Lsz you are kidding when you can't find examples of the sort of things he refers to, just a week or 2 ago we got an example of the native propaganda industry in action, Abbott makes some throw away comment about the tent embassy and the **** hits the fan, but no charges are deemed worthwile.

    I'm not judging any of them, I have asian mates, black white and whatever, i couldnt care less.

    I went to school in a pretty much white school in the 70s and 80s so i know the sort of "old school" learning you are talking about Byso, so can definately relate.

    Its a very steep learning curve I reckon, and we are far from there yet.
     
  11. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    To be fair Fro they did come out the next day and say they had over reacted (from the tent embassy leadership)
     
  12. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Actually take that back - have a look at media watch from Monday night and see how the story was reported..
     

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