Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders Essay

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EDC 2200 Indigenous studies
Assignment 1 1500 words

Introduction 100 – 150 words
Background eg a sentence to give the reader what the essay is about.
Roadmap of whats in the body of essay.
Demonstrate an argument.
Example intro:
Colonisation has impacted profoundly on indigenous communities worldwide and this essays examines and details some of those impacts.
Initially, the concept of colonisation will be explained, including the forces that were driving the colonisation and the usual ways it was achieved. At a general level, the ideologies underpinning the colonisers’ interactions with indigenous peoples will also be described. A comparison will then be made between the experiences of colonisation for Aboriginal peoples
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Including colonisation. Class system.
James Cook.
Archibald Meston 1851-1924 – newspaper editor/writer – lived with aboriginal communities and learnt their languages and customs. Rascist – exotic others – although he wants good for indigenous peoples. The architect of the aboriginals protection and prohibition of the sale of opium act 1897 qld. Right to remove aboriginal peoples to reserves. In effect till 1970’s. employment, wages, - clear guidelines.

What were the usual consequences of colonisation? Eg dispossession of land.

Part 2 Compare the effects of colonisation of Australia’s two Indigenous groupings: Australian Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
At a specific level, your argued position as to whether the effects of colonisation were similar or different on the two groupings: Australian Aboriginal people; Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal experience
Form – terra nullius
Dispossession of
-land
-Culture
-sovereignty

Torres strait Islander experience
Annexation
Dispossession of sovereignty but not land
Christianity – integrated – Coming of the light – as a driving influence of colonisation

Some general similarities and differences
Aboriginal experience: Torres Strait Islander experience:
-previously isolated active os trade/integration
-terra nullius annexation
Soon outnumbered outnumbered by the Europeans
Dispossession of land