After more than two centuries of appalling neglect Australia is trying to make amends for
its treatment of the country’s original inhabitants, the Aborigines.
AAA Gallery (@aaa_gallery) 27 juin 2017
The latest gesture towards reconciliation involves official recognition of the Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islands flags in New South Wales. From now on they will fly alongside the state and national flags
in the capital, Sydney.
“These flags representing the oldest living cultures in the world will now fly proudly alongside our
national and state flags. This I think is a significant and an emotional moment,” said New South
Wales Governor David Hurley.
Meet Gerry Turpin, who is saving ancient Indigenous knowledge from being lost forever https://t.co/cUgaPTZJM0— Indigenous Australia (@IndigenousAU) 12 juin 2016
The efforts at reconciliation have at times been clumsy, as this latest attempt to include Aboriginal themes into the education system shows.
The aboriginal people of Australia were categorised as animals by the British invader in an attempt to wipe them out. pic.twitter.com/MjzALXjkgL— Crimes of Britain (@crimesofbrits) 23 juillet 2015