Bruce Pascoe’s attempt at rewriting Aboriginal history has drawn the ire of historians, anthropologists and archaeologists. He has dared to suggest early blackfellas tilled the ground, grew crops and used irrigation.
Unfortunately for Bruce no early explorers ever recorded such a myth. In fact botanist Joseph Banks’ descriptive accounts of encounters with blackfellas in 1770 would suggest just the opposite.
State education departments have had the audacity to distribute this false news throughout schools in most states to further indoctrinate primary school kids about the $34Billion ‘poor blackfella me’ industry. -Editor
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Letter to the Editor
I challenge Bruce Pasco’s aboriginality and fairyland interpretation of history, he is white, all my aboriginal mates are black with specific facial features, Pasco is not black he is white with no aboriginal facial features, explain that Mr Pasco — White Emu.
How does a white man became and aboriginal, maybe the Minister could give Australia a legal definition of aboriginality and what other races need to do to become aboriginal like Pasco, get aboriginal status and funding – over to you Mr Minister please explain, because we do not understand how it works, we need Ministerial and aboriginal transparency.
The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, studied female mitochondria reported evidence of substantial gene flow between India and Australia 141 generations ago, about 4,230 years ago, reporting there appeared several waves of Indian migration. Likely into Indonesia where they brought the Sulawesi dingo with them.
There is a very simple solution to Mr Pasco’s claim of aboriginality and everyone else as well, have a DNA test and if your Indian or other you are out. We do know the original homo inhabitants were sparsely populated and overrun by the pre-Dravidian Indians, dispossessed of their land and starved into extinction.
A few ancient lineage true aboriginals remained inland and survived in isolation (like our egg laying mammals), until the severe drought forced them to surrender their nomadic Stone Age lifestyles in the 1960s. The DNA is still available of these original people and must be ‘The Official Measure Of Aboriginality’, all others are out.
The Aboriginal industry costs $34 billion from taxpayers, remove the fraudsters who do not carry genes of the original people. You are not immune from scrutiny.
G J May