First Nations Kangaroo Crocodile skeleton art at the Old Geelong Gaol
(Image by Wadawurrung Traditional Owners) Details DMCA
One of the best kept secrets of Aussie culture is the Aborigine presence here. The sub-culture, from the white point of view, live almost like ghosts most of the time. You hardly hear about Aborigines unless they're being beaten to death in jail cells by fascists, who, if they read this, would want to come after me for it pointing out.
Anyway, on that point, a piece here laments that ever since PM Kevin Rudd gave his famous (infamous, to some conservatives) Apology to the Indigenous People (First Nation) several years back, not much has moved forward:
Guardian Australia’s Deaths Inside Project reported that more than 400 Aboriginal and ATSI people have died in custody since the conclusion of the Royal Commission of 1991. A staggering 147 of those deaths occurred in the ten years following Rudd’s historic national apology.
Still, here is an article of hope and resilience.