The White Man and the Australian Aborigines

618 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 3 Pages
Peoples who were derived largely from Anglo-Saxon genetics, peoples who have seemingly refined their lifeways to bear little if any resemblance to the indigenous cultures to which they themselves can ultimately trace their roots. This culture considers its languages, traditions, religions and everything about them in a superior light to peoples who happen to have owned the lands that were needed to advance this people's cause. That cause, of course is development and expansion and the land and its resources were critical in meeting it (Mitchell 2009). As Feather and McKee would confirm the values that shaped the day were centered around economic profit and in scenarios such as those it is not difficult to see how the most disadvantaged peoples would be taken advantage of (Feather and McKee 2009).
An added focus that has caused serious problems between this culture and the aborigines is the deliberate attempt to convert the aborigines to Christianity or, more specifically, to the beliefs of the Catholic Church. The same Catholic Church which has been at the root of many of the world's problems with indigenous peoples. The aborigine religion is a religion that is distinctly different from Catholicism. It is so different that it, like other indigenous religions over the world, has been regarded…
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