I am delighted to welcome fellow author, Rosemary Noble, to my blog today. Rosemary shares my passion for exploring the truth about some of the darkest parts of Australian history.
Here she explains…
In the Australian National Anthem, ‘Advance Australia Fair’, there’s a phrase celebrating the country’s modern forward-thinking attitude:
“Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;”
And later it talks about all the immigrants:
“For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;”
All very positive, and yet, there are many dark sides to Australian history beginning with the misconception fostered by Captain Cook that this new land was “Terra Nullius” – an empty land, when, in fact, it was populated by 500 different nations who had cared for the land for over fifty thousand years.
‘Ngara – from the day we are born we listen to our Elders, hear…
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