History UsefulNotes / FirstAustralians

13th Mar '17 9:51:13 PM Fireblood
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* '''UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines''' - the ones everyone knows about, inventors of the didgeridoo and the boomerang, present throughout Australian art, music, and increasingly present in Australia's television and cinema. Also the ''oldest surviving culture in the world''. They number only half a million.
* '''UsefulNotes/TorresStraitIslanders'''. Sadly, relatively unknown outside of Australia, and unfortunately [[AndZoidberg often forgotten even in the nation itself]]. Unlike Australian Aborigines, they are from the same broader ethnic group as the [[UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea Papua New Guineans]]. They number about 50 thousand. Despite this small number, like Aboriginal Australians they have multiple different languages.

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* '''UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines''' - the '''UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines'''-The ones everyone knows about, inventors of the didgeridoo and the boomerang, present throughout Australian art, music, and increasingly present in Australia's television and cinema. Also the ''oldest surviving culture in the world''. They number only half a million.
* '''UsefulNotes/TorresStraitIslanders'''. Sadly, '''UsefulNotes/TorresStraitIslanders'''-Sadly, relatively unknown outside of Australia, and unfortunately [[AndZoidberg often forgotten even in the nation itself]]. Unlike Australian Aborigines, they are from the same broader ethnic group as the [[UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea Papua New Guineans]]. They number about 50 thousand. Despite this small number, like Aboriginal Australians they have multiple different languages.



Their place in Australian society has, over the last few decades, become one of massive controversy. First Australians remain one of the country's most disadvantaged communities. Amongst non-Indigenous, shame over historical (and in the views of some, more recent) mistreatment of the First Australians, still battles with the conviction that the disadvantage amongst many First Australian communities is regrettable, but no one else's responsibility. In his first year as Prime Minister in 2008, Kevin Rudd, made an historic official apology for wrongs historically perpetrated by the Australian government. The first Indigenous Australian leader of a state or territory came to power in 2013, taking the reins of the Northern Territory.

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Their place in Australian society has, over the last few decades, become one of massive controversy. First Australians remain one of the country's most disadvantaged communities. Amongst non-Indigenous, shame over historical (and in the views of some, more recent) mistreatment of the First Australians, Australians still battles with the conviction that the disadvantage amongst many First Australian communities is regrettable, but no one else's responsibility. In his first year as Prime Minister in 2008, Kevin Rudd, Rudd made an historic official apology for wrongs historically perpetrated by the Australian government. The first Indigenous Australian leader of a state or territory came to power in 2013, taking the reins of the Northern Territory.



One of the most famous songs ever written and sung about Australia, ''My Island Home'', came from the (mostly Indigenous) Warumpi Band. Its writer was Neil Murray, but the singer who catapulted it to incredible fame was Christine Anu, a Torres Strait Islander. The song is one of the most emotionally powerful songs to Australians, and some see it as an alternative to the NationalAnthem. [[note]]Another hugely popular alternative anthem is ''I Am/We Are Australian'' - as with everything, their resonance is not absolutely universal. Unquestionably, however, they are cultural icons of the Australian nation.[[/note]]

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One of the most famous songs ever written and sung about Australia, ''My Island Home'', came from the (mostly Indigenous) Warumpi Band. Its writer was Neil Murray, but the singer who catapulted it to incredible fame was Christine Anu, a Torres Strait Islander. The song is one of the most emotionally powerful songs to Australians, and some see it as an alternative to the NationalAnthem. [[note]]Another hugely popular alternative anthem is ''I Am/We Are Australian'' - as with everything, their resonance is not absolutely universal. Unquestionably, however, they are cultural icons of the Australian nation.[[/note]]
17th Aug '16 1:05:50 AM DeficitSugarGlider
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A '''1967 referendum was passed''' with 90.77% approval. It amended the constitution to allow Indigenous Australians the right to vote, just like every other citizen.

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A '''1967 referendum was passed''' with 90.77% approval. It amended the constitution to allow the Australian Government to make laws concerning Indigenous Australians the right to vote, just like every other citizen.
Australians.
13th Jun '14 12:20:14 AM KYCubbie
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Aboriginal Australians are represented in media much more frequently than Torres Strait Islanders, to the extent it is rare to hear about the latter at all. However, celebrities such as Christine Anu, and programs such as ''Series/TheStraits'', likely indicate this is changing somewhat. One celebrity who actually represents ''both'' communities is [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] player Patty Mills,[[note]]No, she's not the first woman to play in the NBA... ''his'' actual first name is Patrick.[[/note]] the son of a Torres Strait Islander father and Aborigine mother.

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Aboriginal Australians are represented in media much more frequently than Torres Strait Islanders, to the extent it is rare to hear about the latter at all. However, celebrities such as Christine Anu, and programs such as ''Series/TheStraits'', likely indicate this is changing somewhat. One celebrity who actually represents ''both'' communities is [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] player Patty Mills,[[note]]No, she's not the first woman to play in the NBA... ''his'' actual first name is Patrick.[[/note]] the son of with a Torres Strait Islander father and Aborigine mother.
3rd Jun '14 12:09:17 AM KYCubbie
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Aboriginal Australians are represented in media much more frequently than Torres Strait Islanders, to the extent it is rare to hear about the latter at all. However, celebrities such as Christine Anu, and programs such as ''Series/TheStraits'', likely indicate this is changing somewhat.

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Aboriginal Australians are represented in media much more frequently than Torres Strait Islanders, to the extent it is rare to hear about the latter at all. However, celebrities such as Christine Anu, and programs such as ''Series/TheStraits'', likely indicate this is changing somewhat.
somewhat. One celebrity who actually represents ''both'' communities is [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] player Patty Mills,[[note]]No, she's not the first woman to play in the NBA... ''his'' actual first name is Patrick.[[/note]] the son of a Torres Strait Islander father and Aborigine mother.
1st Jul '13 1:08:43 AM editerguy
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Their place in Australian society has, over the last few decades, become one of massive controversy. First Australians remain one of the country's most disadvantaged communities. Amongst non-Indigenous, shame over historical (and in the views of some, more recent) mistreatment of the First Australians, still battles with the conviction that the disadvantage amongst many First Australian communities is regrettable, but no one else's responsibility. Recently, the former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made an historic official apology for wrongs historically perpetrated by the Australian government. The first Indigenous Australian leader of a state or territory came to power in 2013, taking the reins of the Northern Territory.

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Their place in Australian society has, over the last few decades, become one of massive controversy. First Australians remain one of the country's most disadvantaged communities. Amongst non-Indigenous, shame over historical (and in the views of some, more recent) mistreatment of the First Australians, still battles with the conviction that the disadvantage amongst many First Australian communities is regrettable, but no one else's responsibility. Recently, the former Australian In his first year as Prime Minister, Minister in 2008, Kevin Rudd, made an historic official apology for wrongs historically perpetrated by the Australian government. The first Indigenous Australian leader of a state or territory came to power in 2013, taking the reins of the Northern Territory.
8th Jun '13 8:31:37 PM editerguy
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* NITV, Australia's National Indigenous Television service, broadcasts First Australians oriented content. See UsefulNotes/AustralianMedia for more details.

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* NITV, Australia's National Indigenous Television service, broadcasts First Australians oriented content. See UsefulNotes/AustralianMedia for more details.A digital channel of Creator/{{SBS}}.
4th Apr '13 3:24:17 PM LongLiveHumour
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Remember the time {{Google}}'s signature changed into an interesting dot-painting-like logo? If you do, you used the search engine when it was celebrating the birthday of Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Noonuccal was an Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator. She campaigned for Aboriginal rights, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse. The first Indigenous Australian ''writer'' was David Unaipon, who is featured on the Australian $50 note.

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Remember the time {{Google}}'s Website/{{Google}}'s signature changed into an interesting dot-painting-like logo? If you do, you used the search engine when it was celebrating the birthday of Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Noonuccal was an Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator. She campaigned for Aboriginal rights, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse. The first Indigenous Australian ''writer'' was David Unaipon, who is featured on the Australian $50 note.
23rd Mar '13 6:29:53 PM editerguy
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Their place in Australian society has, over the last few decades, become one of massive controversy. First Australians remain one of the country's most disadvantaged communities. Amongst non-Indigenous, shame over historical (and in the views of some, more recent) mistreatment of the First Australians, still battles with the conviction that the disadvantage amongst many First Australian communities is regrettable, but no one else's responsibility. Recently, the former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made an historic official apology for wrongs historically perpetrated by the Australian government. The first Indigenous Australian leader of a state or territory came to power in 2013, taking the reigns of the Northern Territory.

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Their place in Australian society has, over the last few decades, become one of massive controversy. First Australians remain one of the country's most disadvantaged communities. Amongst non-Indigenous, shame over historical (and in the views of some, more recent) mistreatment of the First Australians, still battles with the conviction that the disadvantage amongst many First Australian communities is regrettable, but no one else's responsibility. Recently, the former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made an historic official apology for wrongs historically perpetrated by the Australian government. The first Indigenous Australian leader of a state or territory came to power in 2013, taking the reigns reins of the Northern Territory.
23rd Mar '13 6:28:31 PM editerguy
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Their place in Australian society has, over the last few decades, become one of massive controversy. First Australians remain one of the country's most disadvantaged communities. Amongst non-Indigenous, shame over historical (and in the views of some, more recent) mistreatment of the First Australians, still battles with the conviction that the disadvantage amongst many First Australian communities is regrettable, but no one else's responsibility. Recently, the former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made an historic official apology for wrongs historically perpetrated by the Australian government.

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Their place in Australian society has, over the last few decades, become one of massive controversy. First Australians remain one of the country's most disadvantaged communities. Amongst non-Indigenous, shame over historical (and in the views of some, more recent) mistreatment of the First Australians, still battles with the conviction that the disadvantage amongst many First Australian communities is regrettable, but no one else's responsibility. Recently, the former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made an historic official apology for wrongs historically perpetrated by the Australian government.
government. The first Indigenous Australian leader of a state or territory came to power in 2013, taking the reigns of the Northern Territory.
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