American History

Chief Quanah Parker. Comanche. 1891. Photo by H.P. Robinson. Source – Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.


Indigenous Anzac POW recognised after discovery of antique photo album – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Until recently, the final resting place of Indigenous soldier and WWI prisoner of war Robert George Garner was an unmarked section of grass in an unassuming corner of Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery.
β€” Read on www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-25/century-old-photo-sparks-recognition-of-anzac-pow-unmarked-grave/11029028

King Billy Lanne: Macabre tale of Tasmania’s last full-blood Aboriginal man

King Billie Tasmania ABORIGINAL Australia

Ninety year old aboriginal elder

Ninety year old aboriginal elder sat in his humpy eyeing two government ‘Welfare’ officials sent to interview him .
One official said to him: “You have observed the white man for 90 years.You have seen his wars and his technological advances.
You have seen his progress and the damage he has done.”The elder nodded in agreement.The official continued: “Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the whitefella go wrong?”
The elder stared at the two government officials for over a minute and then he calmly replied:
“When whitefella found the land, blackfellas were running it.
No taxes, No debt, Plenty kangaroo, Plenty fish, Women did all the work, Medicine man free, Aboriginal man spent all day hunting and fishing, All night having sex.” Then the elder leaned back and smiled:
“Only whitefella bloody stupid enough to think he could improve a system like that.”


“It is not enough to assume our human rights are protected under law when so much legislation has been introduced to subvert many basic rights and natural justice. Many of our laws would in fact fail to pass the sniff test in light of the UN charter of Human Rights. More often than not, the rights of big corporations to exploit natural resources has been strengthened at the expense of the environment, and the health and welfare of Indigenous and other people who live on this continent. There is a need for human rights to be enshrined in law, for international laws to be accepted into domestic law and for all legislation currently in place to be subject to scrutiny in light of basic human rights. It is not enough to fight a battle to close down the off shore processing of asylum seekers or end mandatory detention or to stop the closure of Aboriginal communities. There is a need to ensure that the human rights abuses of the past and present are unable to be repeated in the future no matter who is in government. This group is to share and lobby for the larger picture and the need for fundamental change.”


Sovereignty over Nulla’s Murra People’s Territory/Countries?

Published on March 21, 2017

Uncle Nulla of the MURRA (UNotMurra)
Ex-student at UoW ~ university of wollongong

Efforts have been made to rescue and revive the notions for “an embassy” at both Canberra and in Wollongong (namely at McCauleys Beach Camp [MBC]), more intensively so over the past 18 months. At Canberra the S.T.O.P movement “Towards Governance” has worked most earnestly and The MBC has waited in a “Caretaker Situation” for a notional “national” directive on sovereignty and “their” aspirations for constitutional reform[s]. The Illawarra Aborigines, as the surviving First People of a local “regionality”, assert [dependent or other] sovereignty over both our Mother Country and related neighbouring lands of The Murra People, which includes the Sydney Basin, Canberra/ACT and lands in Victoria.

There is a current EoI (Expression of Interest) in action for representatives of the constitutional monarchy of the CoA (in NSW) to “Come Talk a Walk” with our polity of ambassadors to further explore “Pathways via Blueprints” to ensure a sustainable “Co-existence of Sovereignties” (parallel sovereign-ties) into the future, using the available ruling laws (and/or identified conflicts at-law) with the best of good spirits in a process of treatising. The start & end of a dialogue in discourses will entail “Peace & Unity” throughout, orderliness & coherence bi-laterally, and a [local] Treaty of sorts to celebrate, if successful. May gods, Almighty God or no god at all wish us well for the exercise (to become a living Dreamtime in Our Lives) πŸ˜€