Does the aboriginal have a future?

That was the disturbing (1977) question that Shazza came across (while apparently creeping the houses of shut ins and hoarders), in O’connor (?)

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Absolutely! Contends #NF#1 from this equally disturbing tableau in Greenmount. Which should be in 1967, but is alas today.

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About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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31 Responses to Does the aboriginal have a future?

  1. Dame Shazza says:

    Another one from out Kwinarnia way.

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  2. Rong1 says:

    Still got the royalty on the cover … that’s gotta be King Billy Cokebottle. All those poignant questions answered, then ignored. All that effort wasted by Ita Butterbox.

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  3. Rolly says:

    It is with a great sense of shame that I admit to having done very little of benefit to the victims of white settlement.
    We constantly declaim the plight of the displaced persons of the rest of the world, whilst doing our utmost to creat difficulties for those who mistakenly come to this country under the false belief that we, as a nation, would offer them refuge from the horrors that they experienced in their own homes.
    Worse, even, we treat our own, Aboriginal, displaced people with contempt and paternalism.
    At least we could give them a reasonable rental return on the lands of theirs on which we have built our cities, created our farms and extracted huge volumes of their earth.
    But no, not us, the acme of civilised development – my arse.

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  4. Sir Bill International says:

    Wither go the Aborigine ? Just follow the scats says She-Ra and blame the Slavo Army.
    For Andrew Blot Aborigninality is your Mothers , Fathers , Aunties, Uncles and your culture. Remember when the Romans stuck up Hadrian’s wall and started Scotland.

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    • Rolly says:

      Even the Welsh are still fighting the eternal war against cultural annihilation and invasion by financial and political forces of superior strength.
      A forlorn last ditch attempt to preserve a sense of dignity in their highly evolved cultural, domestic and social structures.

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  5. Plonka says:

    Wow! I suppose we have come a long way since those days. At least far enough not to openly ask such a stupid question, but not far enough that people will still have those ridiculous, offensive and utterly tasteless artifacts in their front yards. Does any one know the history of the “concrete aboriginal”? Like, who thought of them and why? What was the fashion and thinking behind them? Is it simply because Fred Bullpit had one or did he have one because it was the trend of the day?

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  6. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    He’s not called Sneakers for nothing.

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  7. Dfoc sighting outside Cott Library.

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  8. King Billy Cokebottle says:

    Link to the aboriginal article if anyone’s interested: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/57643347

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  9. Emma says:

    Kevin Rudd may have apologised. John Howard might well have done his best to keep things under wraps. And generations of lawmakers before us have tried, mostly in vain, to help along the way. But Australia’s record on Indigenous issues is, frankly, a litany of disasters, punctuated occasionally with visionary ideas that were shouted down by those who apparently ‘knew better’.
    Which is why, I believe, it’s high time the charge was led to bring the concrete Aborigine back from the brink of extinction – not to celebrate the ignorance and bigotry with which they were first conceived, but to reclaim them as a noble salute to the original inhabitants of the land that we, as Australians, now occupy. It is, quite literally, the least we could do, after all.

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