Captain Cook, who likely discovered the Australian coast after his observation of the transit from Venus and Tahiti (Princeton University 2010), respectively. He had blatantly lied about the population (citing that there was none, the land was unoccupied as a method to gain the consent of occupation by the natives) (Resture 2007). Cook was entangled in his own ideas of what proper civilization should look like, and over-sympathized with the “poor creatures” (A Brief Aboriginal History 2016-2017), as if he was creating his own dramatic
This type of government has remained up to this day. The reason why some Australians say that we should become a republic is because they believe that we have become independent as a country and that we deserve to own our own name, instead of being another part of Britain. Some say we should delay becoming a republic until the Queen dies or retires, or the global financial crisis is over, or until all the other important issues facing Australia have been dealt with. As we all know, tomorrow never comes. An Australian Republic is about us — not the Queen, not Prince Charles or the world economy.
Exploration shaped Australia because if sea explorers did not come to Australia. It would not be known today as it is. 3. What was life like for Aboriginal people before the arrival of the white faced people? Everything was peaceful and calm and they would not have any wars or man-made guns to fight, and that is why when the Europeans came to Australia there was big war fights between them and they claimed the land as their own because the small spears were no match for the guns.
Before that, it was simply a collection of 6 British colonies. They partly self-governed but they were under the law-making power of the British Parliament. Many people had wanted Australia to maintain the British heritage which means only white people can be allowed into Australia, creating the ‘White Policy’. Because of this, non-Australians could not help in the war, no matter how much they wanted to. Australians attitude towards war changed because it was not what they had in mind.
This representation would have been influenced by historical events such as the 1967 Australian referendum when indigenous people got a right to vote “we used to thrown in with the flora and fauna until there was a national referendum”. Joel’s father fights by posing the argument that he has the right to vote so he can
The issue of not changing Australia day can be very sensitive to indigenous people The date suggestion of moving Australia day to another date is 1st of January, 25th of April (Anzac day) or the 1st of September (wattle day). The solution that Smith proposed was January 26th is a date that’s orientated towards when we gained our independence from British rule or perhaps a date bases on when Mathew Flinders when he first used the word ‘Australia’. The intended audience of this article is everyday Australian multi-cultural Australians. Smith focuses most of his attention trying to persuade people to change 26th of January (Australia day) to change it to First Fleet Day instead. In this article the truth is January 26 should be first fleet day, not Australia day by Smith in the
In a recent article by CNN, pop artist Bruno Mars was found accused of “cultural appropriation,” by critics of his new album, “24k Magic.” The Cambridge Dictionary defines “cultural appropriation” as “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture." Writer and activist, Seren Sensei posits that Mars’ “takes pre-existing work and he just completely, word-for-word recreates it, extrapolates it," she added. "He does not create it, he does not improve upon it, he does not make it better.” The singer is known for combining different genres such as hip-hop, soul, R&B, and others rooted in traditionally African-American culture. While some saw his new album
I believe one of the most significant referendums in Australia that was carried, is the 1967 Referendum to include Aboriginal people within Section 51 and 127 of the Constitution. Prior to the 1st of January 1901, the Australian Constitution took effect and the Commonwealth of Australia was formed. Under the laws of the Australian Government, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were not included as citizens. Instead they were treated as foreigners in their own land.On the 27th of May 1967, a Federal referendum was held to determine whether two references in the Australian Constitution, which discriminated against Aboriginal people, should be altered or entirely removed. At the time of the referendum, Harold Holt was the Prime Minister
The Secret River by Kate Greenville, is a fictional story that provides the audience with a more realistic approach to the interaction between the Native aboriginals and British settlers during the colonisation of Australia, the book was adapted into a play by Andrew Bovell. The play was first performed in 2013 and it depicts the time of colonisation in Australia and the negative effects it had on the Aboriginal culture. The play criticises the European settler’s lack of understanding or respect for the Aboriginal culture, with no attempt made to relate to with the indigenous population. The history behind the play reveals how many of the settlers were ex-convicts who were forced into coming to Australia. The author reflects the unwillingness
The Parisian “Exposition Universelle” of 1889, held to commemorate the centenary of the storming of the Bastille, mesmerized the world with its artistic and architectural elegance. Prior to this event, the recently re-United States gave little consideration to the possibility of hosting a world’s fair to honor the quadricentennial of Columbus’s “discovery” of America. However, after exhibiting a lifeless and motley arrangement in the Parisian world’s fair and being upstaged by the French in the field of metalwork, the United States was determined to redeem itself and, in the process, reassert its superiority in the world of iron and steel. This resolution motivated the organization of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, orchestrated