5. What was the nature and consequences of contact between Aboriginal people and the early traders, explorers and settlers? The contact between the Aboriginals and the early explorers was that they didn 't understand each other 's languages so there grew a war about who claimed the land for themselves. 6. Who was the explorer? His name was Dirk Hartog.
Australia Day is one of the most unique national day’s in the world throughout history, celebrating the day of when our ancestors first arrived on the borders of Australia, in 1788. Rather than unite people as one whole though, the spirited outcome of this event isn’t what as anticipated by everyone and has divided the Australian society for good. And so it should be held at an alternative date, where Australian citizens feel worthy of their identity and not cheated by it. However, the celebration shouldn’t be adapted to like that of other commemorations like ANZAC day. Essentially, this day will always be a tragic memory for the indigenous and be viewed as the invasion of their homeland.
After 1788 Aboriginals became outcasts to their own lands. The European settlers tried to change and destroy Indigenous ways of life, however they did not succeed. Aboriginals survived and tried to fight back for their rights to their land. There are many stories in this long fight for justice. Charles Perkins and the Freedom Ride is one of the most famous stories in Australia’s history.
Sepulveda argues that the Native people are “barbaric”, are lesser beings than the Europeans and should be enslaved for these very reasons. The document is unique for its time as it was during the early years of colonization and to have such a strong advocate for Native Rights with opinions not entirely dismissed by the clergy and Spanish. By reading the document is shown how the Europeans deduced if Native
Culture Diversity: Recognition of Indigenous People Day "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." Martin Buber Even though Christopher Columbus Day is an important day in the discovery of the Indigenous people in the Americas by Europeans, Columbus never actually set foot in the United States. Columbus never intended to travel to the Americas; he was unaware of his destination. For this reason, we should not celebrate Columbus Day in the United States. The myth that Columbus discovered a new world has led to Columbus Day promoting an inaccurate telling of the United States' history.
Today he is seen as a controversial figure not because of that mistake, but because of the largely negative actions he took when he reached the Americas. His treatment of the natives and brutal tactics he used have rather recently began to loom over his accomplishments in the history books. It does however remain undeniable that he did allow Europeans to become aware of the presence of the Americas. That one voyage inspired the immigration of countless people of a variety of different backgrounds to North, South, and Central America. Consequently, an extreme exchange of agriculture, medicines, goods, religions, ideas, and unfortunately diseases occurred, which produced negative and positive effects on the land.
Firstly, Australia was declared a Terra Nullius in 1788. The term “Terra Nullius” is Latin for “nobody’s land.” This title means that this area was uncolonized, despite the approximate 750,000 Aboriginals already living . Because of this, Britain claimed and settled in Australia. When Lt James Cook was in Australia, he and his group came about the indigenous inhabitants, called Aboriginals, and considered it not their land because of how they lived. The Aboriginal culture and lifestyle was very different from the Europeans’.
ISSUE History of Ethnocentrism Australia has a long ugly history of racism and xenophobia that date back to the early beginnings of colonisation and forced biological and cultural assimilation of indigenous peoples to the white/Anglo British culture. Historically colonization was justified for saving primitive cultures