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      Pioneering myth of early white settlers branded a lie by historian Dr Timothy Bottoms

      Newsletter date: 14 June 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/13/wgar-news-pioneering-myth-of-early-white-settlers-branded-a-lie-by-historian-dr-timothy-b

      Contents:

      * CAAMA: Frontier history revisited "A Queensland based historian has branded the pioneering myth of the early white settlers as a lie."
      * Eleanor Gilbert, YouTube: Remembering the Frontier Wars - Anzac Day 2013, Canberra - Sovereign Embassy
      * Brooke Boney, NITV News: Myall Creek massacre remembered
      * Ron Sutton, SBS Radionews: Myall Creek: A massacre and a reconciliation
      * The Inverell Times: Myall Creek remembered
      * Sovereign Union: The Rufus River Massacre - Lake Victoria South West NSW
      * Canberra Times: Call to honour indigenous servicemen

      * The Wire: Cementing Aboriginal history [Documenting the life stories of Aboriginal Elders living in Bankstown]

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Amnesty's State of the World's Human Rights report takes aim at Australia

      * The Wire: Republicanism and Indigenous constitutional recognition: winning combo?

      * Other articles


      * CAAMA:
      FRONTIER HISTORY REVISITED



      - Audio Interview

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Frontier history revisted

      http://caama.com.au/frontier-history-revisted
      12 Jun 13: "A Queensland based historian has branded the
      pioneering myth of the early white settlers as a lie. In
      his book Conspiracy of Silence, Doctor Timothy Bottoms
      claims that Australia has been let down by historians."


      - Related Audio

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      CAAMA News 12-06-13

      http://caama.com.au/caama-news-12-06-13
      12 Jun 13: "A Queensland based historian has branded the
      pioneering myth of the early white settlers as a lie and
      says that the country has been dismally let down by
      Australians historians since the post World War 2 period."


      * ELEANOR GILBERT, YOUTUBE:
      REMEMBERING THE FRONTIER WARS
      - ANZAC DAY 2013, CANBERRA
      - SOVEREIGN EMBASSY



      - Video

      YouTube: Remembering the Frontier Wars
      - Anzac Day 2013, Canberra - Sovereign Embassy

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Fvfjk8nIs#!
      11 May 13: "The hidden history of Australia is being exposed
      when First Nations people and supporters march behind the
      Anzac Day march along Anzac Parade to the Australian War
      Memorial carrying banners naming a few of the frontier
      conflicts between First Nations and Peoples and the
      invading force of colonisers. Video by Eleanor Gilbert "
      Also available on Vimeo - http://vimeo.com/65880032


      - Related Videos

      Eleanor Gilbert, Vimeo:
      Frontier Wars - Anzac Day march 2012, Canberra

      http://vimeo.com/63144443

      Eleanor Gilbert,
      Vimeo: Lest We Forget the Frontier Wars: Re Imagining Anzac

      http://vimeo.com/32897223
      "On Anzac Eve a vigil for peace, carrying paper lanterns,
      descends Mt Ainslie on which the Australian War Memorial
      stands in Canberra. The following day, ANZAC Day 2011,
      Michael Anderson negotiates with police to permit the
      inaugral march remembering Aboriginal Nations and Peoples
      who defended Country against the invading forces from
      Europe. Lead by Mick Thorpe and bearing signs respecting
      wars of resistance and massacres a diverse group
      respectfully falls in behind the Anzac Day march. Emotions
      rise as the crowd claps openly in respect for the
      courageous group, but at the end of the parade their
      progress is blocked by police, demonstrating that
      Australia is yet to attain a maturity."


      * BROOKE BONEY, NITV NEWS:
      MYALL CREEK MASSACRE REMEMBERED



      - Video

      SBS World News: Myall Creek massacre remembered
      Source: Brooke Boney, NITV News

      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1776687/Myall-Creek-massacre-remembered
      9 Jun 13: "The annual memorial for a shocking massacre of
      local people by white colonists in Northern New South Wales
      has also become a ceremony for reconciliation. Nearly 30
      Aboriginal men, women and children were slaughtered by a
      group of convicts and stockmen at Myall Creek, back in
      1883, and the impact is still being felt today. NITV News
      reporter Brooke Boney has the story."


      - Past Event

      Event: Sun 9 June 2013: Myall Creek, NSW
      Myall Creek Commemoration
      "The annual memorial commemoration ceremony is for
      those who died in the Myall Creek massacre.
      This public commemoration is held at Myall Creek,
      the site of the massacre, west of Inverell on the
      Bingara-Delungra Road, commencing at 9.30 a.m.
      This year the meeting will again be held on the Sunday,
      not Saturday, of the June long weekend."
      Event details: http://www.myallcreek.info/news/article/myall-creek-commemoration-8-june-2013/


      * RON SUTTON, SBS RADIONEWS:
      MYALL CREEK:
      A MASSACRE AND A RECONCILIATION



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews: Myall Creek: A massacre and a reconciliation
      By Ron Sutton
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/271095/Myall-Creek-A-massacre-and-a-reconciliation
      7 Jun 13: "On the 175th anniversary of a ghastly massacre
      of Aboriginal people, a survivor's descendants have found
      hope -- from a surprising source. ... Sometimes, even in
      real life, the most horrific stories can have an uplifting
      -- if not exactly happy -- ending. In this case, it's taken
      most of two centuries to get there, but it's happened. The
      story is set about 20 minutes' drive these days outside the
      north-eastern New South Wales town of Inverell. Ron Sutton
      has the story."


      * THE INVERELL TIMES:
      MYALL CREEK REMEMBERED



      - News

      The Inverell Times: Myall Creek remembered
      http://www.inverelltimes.com.au/story/1564680/myall-creek-remembered/?cs=1271
      11 Jun 13: "THE 175th anniversary of the Myall Creek
      Massacre was remembered on Sunday when both Indigenous and
      non-Indigenous Australians gathered at the annual ceremony
      held at the Myall Creek Memorial. In 1838, more than 170
      years ago, 28 Aboriginal Elders, women and children were
      murdered by white stockmen at Myall Creek. Now the
      descendants of both the Aboriginal people and the
      perpetrators of the crime have erected a monument at Myall
      Creek, and a commemoration ceremony is held there every
      June long weekend." By Steve Green


      * SOVEREIGN UNION:
      THE RUFUS RIVER MASSACRE
      - LAKE VICTORIA SOUTH WEST NSW



      - Background

      Sovereign Union:
      The Rufus River Massacre - Lake Victoria South West NSW

      http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/584
      "The reference material for this abridged account is:
      'The Rufus River Massacre'
      Pat and Brian Glenie Renmark/Paringa/Cal Lal Historical and
      Preservation Society Inc
      Compiled by Peter J Reilly 1998/99
      - some editing by Sovereign Union "


      See:

      Sovereign Union:
      Fighting for land nothing new for First Nations elder

      http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/583
      "Murra Wurra Paakintji elder Dorothy Lawson says her
      grandparent's rights as "squatters" were over-looked when
      authorities built a water storage basin at Lake Victoria in
      1922"


      * CANBERRA TIMES:
      CALL TO HONOUR INDIGENOUS SERVICEMEN



      - News

      The Canberra Times: Call to honour indigenous servicemen
      http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/call-to-honour-indigenous-servicemen-20130611-2o2ck.html
      12 Jun 13: "Next year's Anzac centenary is a chance to
      belatedly recognise the efforts of Aboriginal servicemen
      during both world wars, Australian War Memorial council
      member Graham Edwards believes. Aborigines have served in
      every conflict involving Australia, from the Boer War to
      the present day, and at least five Aboriginal Diggers are
      buried at Gallipoli with an estimated 500 to 600 enlisting
      for the ''Great War''. ... thousands of Aborigines
      enlisted during World War II, joining all three services
      and taking part in actions as far afield as Greece and the
      Kokoda Track." David Ellery, Reporter for The Canberra Times


      * THE WIRE:
      CEMENTING ABORIGINAL HISTORY



      - Audio

      The Wire: Cementing Aboriginal history
      Produced by Ellen Leabeater
      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10429
      3 Jun 13: "The Aboriginal oral tradition is an important
      one, but how do you bring these stories to a wider
      audience, and ensure their continuance for younger
      generations? A new book documenting the life stories of
      Aboriginal Elders living in Bankstown in Sydney’s
      south-west has been released, in the hope that recording
      these stories will help educate the younger generation. ...
      The stories have been complied over the last seven years by
      the Bankstown Youth Development Service, which aims to give
      a voice to minority groups who are often not heard in the
      public domain. ...
      Featured in story:
      * Tim Carroll - Director Bankstown Youth Development Service
      * Gaele Sobott - Editor, Young Days
      * Mick Gooda - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      Social Justice Commissioner and Gangulu man
      * Noeline Helen (Dunghutti woman), Robyn Schmitz (Wiradjuri woman),
      Harry Allie (Kudjula man)- Bankstown Elders"


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      AMNESTY'S STATE OF THE WORLD'S HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT
      TAKES AIM AT AUSTRALIA



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      Amnesty's State of the World's Human Rights report
      takes aim at Australia

      http://thestringer.com.au/amnestys-state-of-the-worlds-human-rights-report-takes-aim-at-australia/
      2 Jun 13: "Amnesty International has slammed Australia’s
      human rights record as one that is fast deteriorating.
      Amnesty’s annual State of the World’s Human Rights report
      took aim at Australia’s neglect of Aboriginal peoples and
      its maltreatment of Asylum Seekers. Only three decades ago
      Australia was being held in high record on human rights
      score cards around the world for apparent advancements in
      its conduct towards Aboriginal peoples and refugees. But
      ironically since Eddie Mabo and Native Title and the Royal
      Commission into Deaths in Custody (RCIADC) the unfolding
      social justice calls have stagnated ... " By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * THE WIRE:
      REPUBLICANISM AND INDIGENOUS CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION:
      WINNING COMBO?



      - Audio Interview

      The Wire:
      Republicanism and Indigenous constitutional recognition:
      winning combo?

      Produced by Eduardo Jordan
      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10451
      7 Jun 13: "In 1990s, the referendum of the government to
      switch the political system into a Republic was defeated.
      Today, after more than a decade, the movement strikes back
      and gaining its momentum. The movement is bringing a topic
      on the spotlight: acknowledging and recognising the First
      Peoples of Australia into the Constitution. The Australian
      Republic Movement is consulting with Aboriginal and Torres
      Strait Islander leaders to develop the idea of Australia to
      become a Republic, in which the system looks more accurate
      to the actual values ...
      Featured in story:
      David Morris - Director of the Australian Republican Movement"


      - Related News

      The Australian: Indigenous campaign pushes republicans away
      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous-campaign-pushes-republicans-away/story-fn59niix-1226659656583
      8 Jun 13: "THE leaders of the indigenous recognition
      campaign have declared they don't want any link with the
      reignited campaign for a republic, arguing that aligning
      themselves with the divisive push to dump the monarchy
      would hurt their cause. Tim Gartrell, the campaign director
      for Recognise, which is seeking to build support for the
      recognition of Aborigines and Torres Strait islanders in
      the Constitution, yesterday rejected an offer of assistance
      from the republican movement and its claim that the issues
      had a natural link." Patricia Karvelas

      The Australian: Recognising Aborigines 'essential' to republic
      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/recognising-aborigines-essential-to-republic/story-fnihym2m-1226658970769
      7 Jun 13: "THE Australian Republican Movement wants to help
      build momentum for constitutional change to acknowledge
      indigenous Australians, as a first step towards a republic.
      ARM national director David Morris said the movement
      "emphatically supports the recognition of Aboriginal and
      Torres Strait Islanders in the Constitution". Mr Morris
      said the ARM was consulting with Aboriginal and Torres
      Strait Islander leaders to provide support to achieve a
      "yes" vote to a referendum." Patricia Karvelas


      * OTHER ARTICLES:


      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Sovereignty campaign to see 'domino effect'

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29370/Sovereignty-campaign-to-see-%27domino-effect%27.html
      11 Jun 13: "The co-founder of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy
      in Canberra says there could be something of a domino
      effect after a group declared themselves as sovereign
      peoples recently. The Murrawarri people from northern New
      South Wales have declared themselves an independent state
      to be known as the Murrawarri Republic."


      - News

      The Australian: Race for national congress heats up
      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/race-for-national-congress-heats-up/story-fn9hm1pm-1226661469525
      8 Jun 13: "A NUMBER of high profile indigenous figures are
      running for the leadership of the peak Aboriginal body,
      including editor of the Koori Mail Kirstie Parker and
      former head of the NSW/ACT Aboriginal Legal Service Gerry
      Moore. The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
      is headed by co-chairs Jody Broun and Les Malezer, but The
      Australian can reveal they will both be challenged by high
      standing indigenous leaders. This will make the ballot the
      most competitive in the body's short history."
      Patricia Karvelas

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