|Pauline Pantsdown Fan Club (unauthorised)|
Very extensive page maintained by Jim Duffield, in Western Australia. Links galore and some excellent documents such as Nelson Mandela's speech to the joint sitting of the British Houses of Parliament (a landmark in the condemnation of racism and Australia's genocide against the First Nations of this land), the Yagan story, the story of the Pinjarra Massacre, and the Redfern Statement by (then) Prime Minister Paul Keating when launching the Year of Indigenous Peoples.
|In spite of a vigorous programme of activitites for not only themselves but also of the education in Reconciliation of the local community, the Cusodians of the Bindjareb Massacre Site (COBMS) are in dire straits, they have been de-funded. This in spite of the words of the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Mr Herron.|
|You can add your name to the list of people wishing to apologise to Aboriginal people for 'the stolen generation'.||or (and) you can add you name to the online apology to the 'Stolen generation' from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identified communities.|
for Aboriginal Reconciliation
|The People's Movement for reconciliation: Reconciliation is a process which strives to improve relations between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider community.||Making
reconciliation a reality:
"Expressions of reconciliation can take many forms and are shaped and inspired by people coming together. Reconciliation is for everyone."
in the Community:
"Community anxiety is one of the reasons that the reconciliation process has been so protracted, and is still so confronting. Overcoming this reticence is one step towards finding an accommodation between black and white Australia. And having the confidence to speak openly is an absolute necessity."
from a speech by Kathy Bail to the Reconciliation Conference, May 1997
|SOS... the National Aboriginal History and Heritage Council (NAHHC) is calling for your support to save the Sydney site of the 1938 'Day of Mourning and Protest' Aboriginal Conference. Sign their ONLINE PETITION.|
|The original event was organised
by the Aborigines' Progress Association (APA), which was led by William
Ferguson & Jack Patten - in response to the Australia Day celebrations
marking 150 years of white settlement. Here's their manifesto
"The Old Australians"
"You are the New Australians, but
we are the Old Australians. We have in our arteries the blood of the Original
Australians, who have lived in this land for many thousnads of years. You
came here only recently, and you took our land away from us by force. You
have almost exterminated our people, but there are enough of us remaining
to expose the humbug of your claim, as White Australians, to be a civilised,
progressive, kindly and humane nation. By your cruelty and callousness
towards the Aborigines you stand condemned in the eyes of the civilised
Fax. a site from which you can fax Australian politicians in Victoria,
Sydney and the Northern Territory (this includes some federal politicians)
over the internet.
Here is a list of federal politicians e-mail addresses.
|Australians For Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) is a coalition of community groups and concerned citizens that is seeking a just and equitable solution to the Wik case and is opposed to any plan that seeks to extinguish native title and further dispossess Australia's Indigenous people. In the spirit of the Reconciliation Convention's call for a People's Movement, the campaign is conducted in partnership with the National Indigenous Working Group, and seeks a negotiated solution to Wik and holds that native tittle rights should be respected as an essential element of reconciliation.|
|National Indigenous Working Group on Native Title||The Northern Land Council site carries up-to-date info on the struggle for Land Rights|
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Native Title (WA) now has an email list.
Subscribe by sending a request to email@example.com saying in the text 'subscribe antar' then write Your Name
is an excellent mailing list.
Subscribe by sending a message
Older Women's Network (OWN) Aboriginal Study Circle began in 1994 using
the Australians for Reconciliation Study Circle Kit and the Open Learning
Programmes on ABC as guidelines for our activities.
(is Ngarrindjeri for Hindmarsh Island)
"The sharp increase in the numbers of Aboriginal deaths in custody indicates that the recommendations of the Royal Commission are not being properly implemented and continues to reflect the grossly disproportionate representation of indigenous peoples within the criminal justice system."
changes to the Australian social landscape: causes and effects
This resource takes a critical look of the conservative/right-wing Liberal/National government, which won the March 1996 Australian federal election.
represents a phenomenal groundswell of mainstream opinion in support of Native Title. As a national grassroots women’s movement it includes all political persuasions, ethnic groups, churches, business professions, arts, universities, the rural sector, political parties. It s linked with key national women’s organisations and is rapidly having an effect on public opinion.
Since its launch in Sydney in July, which received national media coverage, there has been a mushrooming of Women for Wik groups in every capital city and many major regional centres.
Resources for Australian Activists
long list which includes Q4R!
|Q4R has been
in Custody Watch Committee (WA)
We are a broad-based community organisation reflecting both an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal commitment to ensure the effective implementation of the 339 Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths In Custody (RCIADIC).
The Recommendations, handed down in May 1991, continue to be largely ignored by governments. The words, spirit and intent of the Royal Commissioners was not only to stem the alarming custodial death rate of Aboriginal people, but also to reduce the high arrest and incarceration rates for Aboriginal peoples