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Aboriginal warrior, North Queensland photograph by Henry King (c 1900) The subject holds a shell tipped spear-thrower of the Cape Grenville type, and a boomerang, with the band representing his clan

Aboriginal warrior, North Queensland photograph by Henry King (c 1900) The subject holds a shell tipped spear-thrower of the Cape Grenville type, and a boomerang, with the band representing his clan

Happy Reconciliation week. Hopefully our government can back up this fantastic sentiment with some equally fantastic actions.

Happy Reconciliation week. Hopefully our government can back up this fantastic sentiment with some equally fantastic actions.

Full-blood aboriginal Tasmanian Possibly the last of his kind. The original Tasmanians

Full-blood aboriginal Tasmanian Possibly the last of his kind. The original Tasmanians

King, Henry, 1855-1923. Studio portrait of a man in a fighting pose, Australia, ca. 1887 [transparency]

King, Henry, 1855-1923. Studio portrait of a man in a fighting pose, Australia, ca. 1887 [transparency]

Australian Aborigines (referendum on voting)  1967.    March 1962 the Commonwealth Electoral Act was amended to provide that Indigenous people could enrol to vote in federal elections if they wished. the right to vote in state/territory elections also extended to Indigenous people in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.1965, Indigenous people gained the same voting rights as other Australians when Queensland followed other states and permitted Indigenous people to vote...etc read on…

Australian Aborigines (referendum on voting) 1967. March 1962 the Commonwealth Electoral Act was amended to provide that Indigenous people could enrol to vote in federal elections if they wished. the right to vote in state/territory elections also extended to Indigenous people in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.1965, Indigenous people gained the same voting rights as other Australians when Queensland followed other states and permitted Indigenous people to vote...etc read on…