Archive for June, 2013

A Question of Genocide

    There are two interesting items in the “News of Yesterday’’ this week. They are the death of Pemulwuy on 1st June 1802 and the Marbo decision on 2nd June 1992.  These two anniversaries provide an opportunity to examine some of the circumstance behind the treatment of the original inhabitants of this land by the invading British people from 1788 onwards. Do you remember a time when you looked at a map of the world and a third of it was red?  Today there are 196 recognised nations on Earth and 54 of them belong to the British Commonwealth of N…

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