Pioneering myth of early white settlers branded a lie by historian Dr Timothy Bottoms
Newsletter date: 14 June 2013
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* 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 InterviewCentral Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
Frontier history revistedhttp://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 AudioCentral Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA News 12-06-13http://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
- VideoYouTube: Remembering the Frontier Wars
- Anzac Day 2013, Canberra - Sovereign Embassyhttp://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 VideosEleanor Gilbert, Vimeo:
Frontier Wars - Anzac Day march 2012, Canberrahttp://vimeo.com/63144443
Vimeo: Lest We Forget the Frontier Wars: Re Imagining Anzac
"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
- VideoSBS World News: Myall Creek massacre remembered
Source: Brooke Boney, NITV Newshttp://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, NSWMyall 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:
A MASSACRE AND A RECONCILIATION
- AudioSBS Radionews: Myall Creek: A massacre and a reconciliation
By Ron Suttonhttp://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
- NewsThe Inverell Times: Myall Creek rememberedhttp://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
- BackgroundSovereign Union:
The Rufus River Massacre - Lake Victoria South West NSWhttp://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 elderhttp://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
- NewsThe Canberra Times: Call to honour indigenous servicemenhttp://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
- AudioThe Wire: Cementing Aboriginal history
Produced by Ellen Leabeaterhttp://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 / OpinionThe Stringer:
Amnesty's State of the World's Human Rights report
takes aim at Australiahttp://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:
- Audio InterviewThe Wire:
Republicanism and Indigenous constitutional recognition:
Produced by Eduardo Jordanhttp://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 NewsThe Australian: Indigenous campaign pushes republicans awayhttp://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 KarvelasThe Australian: Recognising Aborigines 'essential' to republichttp://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:
- AudioNational 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."
- NewsThe Australian: Race for national congress heats uphttp://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."
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