An Analysis Of Marcia Langton 's Life

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“Without history, how would be believe in the idea of Australia? In fact, history shapes the country through its events and its people and the Aboriginal history is a prominent part of Australia history. It is a dramatic story of people who had endured the colonisation pioneers’ over first is a story of a stolen generation who had been subject of an assimilation ideology by rejecting their heritage and adopting the Wight culture, where their names were changed and prohibited to speak their native languages. However, the everyday suffering of aboriginal have just been used as kind of visual and pleasure in the Australian media and public debates. In the midst of this darkness emerged a handful of Australian historians who have…show more content…
Marcia was schooled in Brisbane, attended her first year at University of Queensland and became an activist for indigenous rights. She worked in several countries including Papua New Guinea, Japan and North America. Back in Australia in 1975, Langton had a PhD in Anthropology from Macquarie University, which allowed her to be the first occupant of holding the chair of Australian Indigenous studies at the University of Melbourne. Marcia began her academic career in 1995 at the Northern Territory University in Darwin. After completing her degree in Anthropology in 1984, she worked in the central land council in Alice spring and in the cape world council in the North of Queensland. Langton also worked for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody and the Queensland Government. As activist, she highlighted the discrimination and the abuse that black women have endured and persisted to continue her battle for aboriginal causes. As recompense, she was offered a post as a fellow of the Social Science Academic in Australia in 2001 and awarded the inaugural Neville Bonner Teacher of the year in 2002. Langton’s works in anthropology and advocacy of Aboriginal right was appreciated in 1993 when she was admitted as a member of the order of Australia. Within her long career, Marcia has highly made significant contributions to government and no-government in Australia policy as well as in Aboriginal studies. In addition, she made a member of the order
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