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 Genuine Aboriginal building methods and cooking

27.02.20. In the obvious ramp up of the Aboriginal industry push more, always more, and like the tantrums of a spoilt child, enough is never achieved. We have a Minister of the Crown in Ken Wyatt, a snake-in-the-grass part Aboriginal, whose title is Minister for Indigenous Australians—representing 3% of the population, which seems to be the case. In the same bucket is the ‘bleached’ Bruce Pascoe who claims to be Aboriginal and the minister says he is—despite many claims to the contrary from Aboriginal leaders and others. Pascoe’s fanciful journey through Aboriginal history with his wishful claims border on delusional. But, aided by the ABC, Pascoe’s book ,”Dark Emu” has been catapulted into the education system as a history lesson for children. The Left’s bible of truth, The Guardian, kindly said, Bruce Pascoe’s groundbreaking Dark Emu was first published in 2014, and has been showing us different ways of seeing the country and its “truer history”, as Pascoe puts it, ever since. That sentence might have ended with, “If you believe fictional bullshit!”
However, these archive video clips below offer a genuine glimpse of how the Australian Aborigine lived in the past and just as important, the nature of their culture. It is, of course, very different to the fanciful embellishment and nonsense espoused by the dramatist Pascoe. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of these images, however, is the lean, athletic stature of the Aborigines filmed in sometime around 1966 and the more recent images of Aboriginal leaders by comparison.https://youtu.be/5k-vqEsNyUo




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  • Lorraine 27/02/2020, 8:29 am

    Pascoe never saw the above films, his is the fairy tale of the Bush aborigine. The todays aborigine has not much trace to the skinny bodies of the original, the laziness is the same.

    • DT 27/02/2020, 10:06 am

      An important point Lorraine, most today, unless they have continued a near original lifestyle and have close to pre-1788 genes, are of mixed ancestry.

      • Disgruntled 27/02/2020, 2:42 pm

        The mixed ancestry bit intrigues me somewhat! Surely there must have to be a cut off point, but where???
        Once people were ashamed of a bit of “colour” but now it is a ticket to? {well you know what I mean}.
        To exist in this country of ours as a hunter-gatherer would have needed a huge amount of skill, more so than with a conventional way of farming. It must have been hard and also time consuming. Give it a fair bit of thought and it would be hard to find a white bloke that could exist, but also there would not be many black fellers that could now too.

  • Albert 27/02/2020, 8:56 am

    I am amazed by the architectural brilliance of the camp sites. These must the the beautiful homes and townships that Pasco wrote about.

  • LadyMoonlight 27/02/2020, 9:48 am

    I purchased (from the Quadrant Online website), and am currently reading, Bitter Harvest by Peter O’Brien. Almost finished Chapter 2; O’Brien proves that Pascoe “handles the truth carelessly”…oh, alright, he proves Pascoe’s interpretation of the journals of Europeans in Australia is, how can I put this politely?…bullshit! Recommended reading.

    • Geoff 28/02/2020, 9:56 am

      ‘River of Gold – the story of the Palmer River Gold Rush’, by Hector Holthouse, tells stories about the depraved Abhorrentgines killing and eating Chinese miners, who they had captured, broken their legs and arms, and tethered them by their pigtails. You need to have a tough stomach.

  • Disgruntled 27/02/2020, 10:03 am

    Pascoe is a dead set nut and so is his buddy Kanga-man.
    It never ceases to amaze me why the Govt. don’t get proper people to advise and represent instead of always listening to and promoting the obvious “gimmie, gimmie” types. Where we are now there will probably never be real help for the real needy and genuine aboriginal. Only big time dollar sucking by the leeches!

    The vids are worth a look and the link to the last of the printed article is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k-vqEsNyUo&feature=youtu.be

    A good reference is always https://quadrant.org.au/
    as in Bennelong Papers, History Wars etc. Many of the real good historical articles I have read years ago have now disappeared from the listings but what is still there is worth a read before the articles disappear. I do recall years ago there were some horrifying descriptions in history on how the aboriginals were exceptionally cruel to their own peoples especially the female ones, even the young ones too!!
    These items may be still available in archives of Quadrants history, but I’m afraid that I am not smart enough to be able to find them with my limited computer skills.

    • DT 27/02/2020, 10:09 am

      Another example of UN based interference, Human Rights Commission based I understand.

      All the Treaties and Agreements signed over 50 or more years between the UN and member nations.

      Including breaking down societies as we have known them (social engineering), divide and conquer.

  • DT 27/02/2020, 10:04 am

    Obviously lifestyle varied according to area, they were desert people, in Kakadu National Park there are various caves we can visit where drawings are on walls and old campfires can be found.

    In the southern regions there were stone wall dwellings that had tree branch and grass roofing and the people wore animal skins for warmth.

    At Brewarrina Western NSW there are large rock fish traps in the river and, I read, at certain times of year tribes gathered and feasted on fish bringing gifts for the locals. In the Snowy Mountains there were gatherings to feast on Bogong Moths and later Birds that got fat on the Moths.

    These gatherings were of course not all tribes, most I understand never met but there were travellers who crossed the country to obtain treasures like ochre, very primitive traders.

    Pascoe, and I have his book Dark Emu Black Seeds, has created fiction based on some facts. The Aborigine Industry has copied in particular Canadian First Nations activism and have adopted First Nations propaganda at least in part. Here there were no nations of ethnic groups like there are in Canada.

    But it is wrong to put the Australian Aborigines down, to write them off as nobodies. They were innovative and their intelligence, regardless of what testing has revealed in modern times, must have been on par with all the other humans out of Africa who gradually inhabited Earth. Otherwise they could not have survived here.

    • Peter W 27/02/2020, 11:42 am

      …and they obviously never “learnt” anything from each other. Brilliant ones that had independent thought for betterment possibly had the bone pointed at them for being smart arses trying to topple the witch doctors.

  • Peter W 27/02/2020, 11:17 am

    Hmmm, and they played lawn bowls totally naked too, true!!

    The only ones I have respect for are those living a traditional life at the top end, not Darwin but those around Derby and Halls Creek.

    • DT 27/02/2020, 11:43 am

      Fitzroy Crossing as well.

      • Peter W 27/02/2020, 3:58 pm

        Yes DT all along the Victoria Hwy, respectful and willing to learn; evidence of their Aboriginal manned radio stations. You can see they want to get ahead.

  • Maryanne 27/02/2020, 12:24 pm

    What a hard life. It’s inconceivable that their descendants complain about their situation today. An aboriginal women told my mother fifty years ago that the world is our oyster now.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 27/02/2020, 4:08 pm

    Thanks for publishing those short films Chaucer, thanks mate. We have to remember it was survival of the fittest in a harsh environment and they didn’t live too long. The bush ones were as skinny as rakes when I was a kid in the forties and they were apparently still practicing “whistle cocking” on males by splitting their urethra so that seminal fluid just dribbled down their loins (so too did urine) and it always amazed me that a people who did that still believed that pregnancy was caused by a Willy wagtail singing on a moonlight night. A contradiction in terms, painful ones!

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