RABBIT-PROOF FENCE CONCEPT MAP (Social (Australian Sentiment ( ( ( image…
Nobody had any $$. Anywhere.
A. O. Neville
The man behind all the discriminating laws.
Also wanted to wipe out the Aborigines, considering them sub-human
Similar sentiments expressed by most if not all white people of the time and area.
Generation of Aboriginal children kidnapped from their homes by Australian government.
People generally saw the Aborigines as sub-human.
Similar to the early American view of Black and Native American peoples.
There was high tension and resentment in Australian society.
Hundreds of thousands were unemployed and hungry and resentful to the Australian government because they felt helpless.
Oldest living culture in the world- never had a bronze age or iron age
Aborinies were kind of animistic. They believed animals/plants could have a soul
Poverty led to white-Australins moving and living in more rural and impoverished areas; like those near aboriginal settlements
Aborigines Protection Act 1897
Allowed authorities to control factors affecting Aboriginal and half-caste children.
Aborigines Act of 1905
Discriminated against Aboriginal people through the allowance of Australian policing over Aboriginals .
Infants Welfare Act (Tasmania)
Allowed the removal of Indigenous children on Cape Barren from their families.
Western Australia Aborigines Act
Permitted Aboriginal custody without trial or appeal.
Prevented Aborigines from entering prescribed towns without permit.