Refer also to Claver LibGuide : History 1967 Referendum
Refer also to Claver LibGuide : History: Civil Rights in Australia
Timelines from the pre-contact period until the present day.
Indigenous families, the Stolen Generations, Link Up and Government Institutions for Children.
Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples, February 13 2008 as delivered by Kevin Rudd
AIATSIS. To remove and protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives - South Australian legislation and Protectors' reports relating to Aboriginal people.
Find and connect South Australia A website for ‘Forgotten Australians’, former Child Migrants, and anyone with an interest in the history of out-of-home 'care' in South Australia.
Finding your own way : a guide to records of children's homes in South Australia
Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission. Bringing them home report.
National Archives of Australia. Bringing them home indexing project fact sheet.
The ‘Stolen Generations’ Testimonies’ project is an initiative to record on film the personal testimonies of Australia’s Stolen Generations Survivors and share them online.
First Contact shines a light on the deep divide between Indigenous Australians and the rest of the nation by taking six non-Indigenous people and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time.
The Remembering the Mission Days: Stories from the Aborigines’ Inland Mission exhibition concentrates on the Aborigines’ Inland Mission and its influence over Aboriginal people from 1905 to 1966, as well as the government regulations controlling Indigenous Australians during that period.
Women and Missions
THE NATIVE MISSION OF NEW NORCIA, VICTORIA PLAINS. (1868, January 4). The Herald (Fremantle, WA : 1867 - 1886), p. 3. Retrieved September 10, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article110068040
We Are Going
They came in to the little town
A semi-naked band subdued and silent
All that remained of their tribe.
They came here to the place of their old bora ground
Where now the many white men hurry about like ants.
Notice of the estate agent reads: ‘Rubbish May Be Tipped Here’.
Now it half covers the traces of the old bora ring.
‘We are as strangers here now, but the white tribe are the strangers.
We belong here, we are of the old ways.
We are the corroboree and the bora ground,
We are the old ceremonies, the laws of the elders.
We are the wonder tales of Dream Time, the tribal legends told.
We are the past, the hunts and the laughing games, the wandering camp fires.
We are the lightening bolt over Gaphembah Hill
Quick and terrible,
And the Thunderer after him, that loud fellow.
We are the quiet daybreak paling the dark lagoon.
We are the shadow-ghosts creeping back as the camp fires burn low.
We are nature and the past, all the old ways
Gone now and scattered.
The scrubs are gone, the hunting and the laughter.
The eagle is gone, the emu and the kangaroo are gone from this place.
The bora ring is gone.
The corroboree is gone.
And we are going.’
Cruickshank, Joanna, '"Mother, teacher, adviser and missionary": Matilda Ward in North Queensland, 1891-1917', in Fiona Davis, Nell Musgrove and Judith Smart (eds), Founders, Firsts and Feminists: Women Leaders in Twentieth-Century Australia, The University of Melbourne: eScholarship Research Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, 2011, pp. 27-45. http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/fff/pdfs/ward.pdf. Details
Massam, Katherine, 'A Leader without Authority: Mary Consuelo de la Cruz Batiz and Missionary Women at New Norcia', in Francis, Rosemary; Grimshaw, Patricia; and Standish, Ann (eds), Seizing the Initiative: Australian Women Leaders in Politics, Workplaces and Communities, The University of Melbourne: eScholarship Research Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, 2012, pp. 72-88. http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/sti/pdfs/06_Massam.pdf. Details
Aboriginal Women of Note :
Parliament of Australia :Key internet links on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
The 1881 Parliamentary Coranderrk Inquiry marked the only occasion in the history of nineteenth-century Victoria when an official commission was appointed to address Aboriginal peoples' calls for land and self-determination, and one of the few times that Aboriginal witnesses were called to give evidence on matters concerning their own lives and interests. As such, it is a rare and historically significant moment in the history of relations between Victoria's indigenous and settler populations, in which Aboriginal peoples’ claims to justice were addressed by the colonial government in an official forum. For the Kulin clans living at Coranderrk, the stakes could not have been any higher; this was the last chance to contest an eviction that would have completed their total dispossession.
Aboriginal Settlement, Bribie. (1879, January 21). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 3. Retrieved September 10, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article882411
Deebing Creek Mission. (1896, October 10). The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), p. 713. Retrieved September 10, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20765376
State Library Queensland Homepage
Deebing Creek - see also Purga
By: Trish Barnard
THE DEEBING CREEK MISSION STATION. (1897, May 13). Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), p. 4. Retrieved September 10, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article125035145
Barambah Mission. (1909, June 11). The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934), p. 22. Retrieved September 10, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article183695747