Sunday, 26 January 2014

Australia Day 2014

To mark the 2014 Survival Day I will be telling a yarn on Twitter on Sunday afternoon, east coast, Sydney Australian time.

Synopsis : 
Indigenous life over the generations - from the present day to the 1950s, and further back to prior to colonisation. All links will be posted here.
Storify Maisie May is here

[Update: The #TweetFiction was collated for e-publication and is available for download here ]
 Writing Black- New Indigenous writing from Australia 


2014 Australian of the Year

Having been crowned Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes said he was extremely honoured to receive the award, describing himself as a ''very proud indigenous man'' keen to fight racism in Australia.

What is the Australian of the Year Award?

Australia Day ... is Survival Day

Please note, this link provides details of the death of hundreds of people, which is a small number of the thousands of Indigenous people who were shot, hung, poisoned, thrown over cliffs, and drowned.Records are incomplete, and in some cases were destroyed to avoid punishment of the white Australians who committed these crimes.For many years this information was not freely available, was disputed until evidence was irrefutable, and many Australian's continue to be reluctant to confront these shameful events in Australia's history. 
Please open with care. 

Though incomplete, this Map of massacres provides an idea of the scale of the massacres.

The Stolen Generations are the Indigenous children who were stolen from their families. More links:

For general information about Indigenous Australians and forced location onto designated areas: known as reserves & missions.


1 comment:

  1. She is a good writer..Fresh content and wonderful writing.