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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 July 1938
Aborigines and friends of Aborigines READ "CAPRICORNIA" by Xavier Herbert. The great novel of North Australia, which tells THE TRUTH about our people's sufferings under Commonwealth Govern- ment administration. &nbsp; &nbsp; Price 6/- (postage 4d.) from THE PUBLICIST BOOKSHOP 209a Elizabeth Street, Sydney. Published for J. T. Patten by the Publicist Publishing Co, 209a Elizabeth Street, Sydney, and printed by Stafford Printery, Levey Street, Chippendale, N.S.W. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
Northern Territory Natives Shocking Police Treatment Alleged. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 July 1938
Northern Territory Natives Shocking Police Treatment Alleged. &nbsp; The following is a letter we have re- ceived from Mr. J. De Lisle, of Sydney : Early in 1932 I was employed as station cook at X cattle station in the Northern Territory, about 160 miles &nbsp; from the Queensland border. About noon one day I sighted a motor car com- ing across the plains towards the home- &nbsp; stead. Upon its arrival two members of the N.T. police came to me and asked for the manager. I did not see them again till next day, but in the mean- &nbsp; time I had learnt what their visit was about. &nbsp; &nbsp; A black boy had run away from Y, an &nbsp; adjoining cattle station, and as he was a good stockman, its manager was anxious to get him back. After two days' riding about the run, they located the boy in company with two native women. They were all arrest- ed and brought to X homestead and &nbsp; chained by the neck to the veranda ...
Commonwealth Parliament Aborigines' Citizen Rights Recognised in Insurance Bill. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 July 1938
Commonwealth Parliament Aborigines' Citizen Rights Recognised in Insurance Bill. As far as is known, the Common- wealth Parliament, for the first time in its history, recognised Aborigines as &nbsp; citizens in its recent legislation for "Social Insurance". The Bill as drafted excluded "Aborig- ines and natives of the Pacific Islands" from insurance, but Mr. Hawker, Mem- ber for Wakefield, moved, on 7th June, to include Aborigines in the scope of the Act. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; After discussion, the Treasurer (Mr. Casey) announced that the Government would accept this amendment, and would &nbsp; go further, to include Pacific Islanders as well as Aborigines in the scope of the &nbsp; Act. &nbsp; We consider this is a great victory for our cause, and our thanks are due to Mr. Hawker for his words as follows : "It appears to me to be a very &nbsp; great injustice t...
"Without a Shot Fired" [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 July 1938
"Without a Shot Fired" It is often stated that Australia was conquered by the British "without a shot being fired", but this is "a British lie" and a cloak of humbug and hypocrisy. The truth is that British shots were fired in the year 1770 by Captain Cook against the natives of Botany Bay, and British shots have since been fired in every district in Australia to kill and frighten away the native people. Persecution of Aborigines an Aus- tralia has been worse than Hitler's "persecution of the Jews", worse than Mussolini's treatment of Abyssinians, and worse than Japan's treatment of the Chinese. British hypocrites in Australia should "put their own house in order", before criticising other countries. The following is a brief specimen list of British outrages against Australia's Aborigines, taken from Henniker Heat- on's well-known Dictionary of Dates, pages 5 and 6 (published 1879) : (Note : These are from official records.) July, 1838 : About fourteen Aborigines, names unknown, sho...
CAPRICORNIA Birth of a Nameless Half-Caste [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 July 1938
CAPRICORNIA Birth of a Nameless Half-Caste We print hereunder three more extracts from CAPRICORNIA, &nbsp; &nbsp; the Commonwealth Prize novel by Xavier Herbert (book obtainable from The Publicist Publishing Co., 209a Elizabeth Street, Sydney. Price, 6/-.) These extracts deal with the birth of NAWNIM, a half caste child, born in North Australia. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The author here shows the callousness of whitemen in regard to their children. Although this story is fictitious, it truly portrays the conditions under which many of Australia's 20,000 halfcastes &nbsp; &nbsp; have come into existence. I. NAWNIM'S FATHER. As the Maniya drifted before a dying breeze into the creek, the sun was sink- ing. The creek lay like a mirror, fleck- less but for chasings here and there where fishes stirred. Rich red gold was splashing on the waters of the reaches to the west, flowing to the sea in dazzling streams down gently-r...
Aborigines Progressive Association MEMBERSHIP LIST. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 July 1938
Aborigines Progressive Association MEMBERSHIP LIST. The following is a first list of fully- &nbsp; paid-up financial members of the Aborig- ines Progressive Association, whose names have been entered in the Mem- bers' Book as ticket-holders. A further list will be published next month in "The Abo Call." All Aborigines should hurry to join, and give support to this great movement, for our progress. Member's Ticket, 2/-. per annum, obtainable from the Head &nbsp; Office of the Association, 209a Elizabeth Street, Sydney. Ask your local representatives for further particulars. Only persons of Aboriginal blood or descent are eligible for membership. New South Wales. &nbsp; La Perouse: J. T. Patten, T. H. Foster, Joseph Timbury, Snr., Wesley Sims, W. G. Sherritt, R. McKenzie, Mrs. J. Pat- ten. Moonah Cullah : John Jones, Harrison Day, William Day, William Egan. Brewarrina : Valentine Mingo. &nbsp; Narooma : Michael Connell. Bellbrook : William Layton. West ...
NEW MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 August 1938
NEW MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION Mr. P. Mosley, Kempsey, N.S.W. ; Mrs. R. Mosley, Kempsey, N.S.W. ; Mr. F. Langlo, Kilkivan, Queensland ; Mrs. N. Langlo, Kilkivan, Queensland ; Miss N. Layton, Sydney, N.S.W. ; Miss I. Sandy, Beaudesert, Queensland. Read . . . &nbsp; "THE ABO CALL" The Voice of the Aborigines themselves 2/- per dozen. from the publishers 209a Elizabeth Street, Sydney.
The Last of His Tribe [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 August 1938
The Last of His Tribe &nbsp; by HENRY KENDALL Henry Kendall, whose poems are probably the most-known of all such written by an Australian-born, was born at Ulladulla, on the south coast of New South Wales, in 1841, and he died in Sydney forty-one years later, and was buried at Waverley cemetery, where there is a memorial column on his grave, which is a shrine for literary pilgrims. THE LAST OF HIS TRIBE. He crouches, and buries his face on his knees, And hides in the dark of his hair ; For he cannot look up to the storm-smitten trees, Or think of the loneliness there — Of the loss and the loneliness there. The wallaroos grope through the tufts of the grass, And turn to their coverts for fear ; But he sits in the ashes and lets them pass Where the boomerangs sleep with the spear — With the nullah, the sling and the spear. Uloola, behold him ! The thunder that breaks On the tops of the rocks with the rain, &nbsp; And the wind which drives up with the salt of the lakes,...
BELONG [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 August 1938
BELONG by Ian Mudie They're trying to convince you you don't belong where the wireless drowns your corroboree song ; &nbsp; they're trying to kick you out of the city ; they talk of your whole dark race as "a pity". They seem to forget that it all is yours as long as their "home" land drags and draws, that while old Europe is the whole of their song — dammit, Jacky, they don't belong! Damn it, Jacky, you know it too! The whole damn country belongs to you. &nbsp; &nbsp; They've never belonged for even a day, for Europe is only a dream away. Damn it, Jacky, it's not Adelaide — it's Europe, that's the way they're made. &nbsp; They see it all as gothic spires, they never notice your signal fires that leap and curl a wreath of smoke from one black bloke to the next black bloke, &nbsp; signalling far across the range "I met an Australian, just for a change!"
CARE OP NATIVES Exemption Difficulties. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 August 1938
CARE OF NATIVES Exemption Difficulties. Sir. — The reply of the Acting-Chief Secretary (Mr. Gray) is lamentably weak to those who know the facts. The permit system, though it existed on paper for years, has not been applied to the area south of Geraldton to any extent. I know farmers who have employed nat- ives for 10 years and have never had a permit and when last year informed that they must obtain a permit, have simply cut out the native labour. He is still further astray in the natives' ability to get exemption. Under the Act the native had a meas- ure of justice secured him by Parliament in that he could appeal to a Magistrate who could "make any order as in his opinion the justice of the case requires", and several cases were so decided in fav- our of the natives and against the De- partment of Native Affairs ; but the pro- posed regulations considerably narrow his chances. The first of these refuses to allow a native of any colour to engage a legal practitioner to present his...
THE GOVERNMENT'S CALLOUS TREATMENT OF THE ABORIGINES [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 August 1938
THE GOVERNMENT'S CALLOUS TREATMENT OF THE ABORIGINES The laws that are operated by the &nbsp; Aborigines' Protection Board are the most callous and unjust that could be imposed upon any primitive race. The Government looks after Abo- &nbsp; rigines so well that at last the latter have formed an Association to fight these laws which are today "protecting" Australian Aborigines. We have only to look at the past history of Tasmania, to see how the government there protected the blacks of that state, so thoroughly that they were exterminated. There is not today one liv- ing Tasmanian Aboriginal. Is this what our N.S.W. Government is intending through the operation of its A. P. Board? Ever since the Government and its, Board started "protecting" the Aborig- ines there has been nothing but misery, poverty and bloodshed. Why should the Government keep on with bullying tactics — forcing these people to live in misery and sorrow? For 150 years these cruel laws pertaining to t...
AUSTRALIA'S DARK BACKGROUND [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 August 1938
AUSTRALIA'S DARK BACKGROUND Almost every Australian country town and township has a dark background, or black fringe, of bush slums, in which the descendants of the original Australians shyly live. &nbsp; There are 10,000 Aborigines in New South Wales, of whom 9,000 are classed as half-castes; and these people know and feel that they are in a minority, be- longing to a despised race. They are not allowed to enter public- &nbsp; houses for a drink, which is the great pastime of the white Lords and Masters. They are not allowed to attend dances, except perhaps as shrinking spectators, peering in at the doors at the happy white people enjoying themselves. At the cinema shows, they are put in a special paddock, right up against the screen. Often their children are debarred from attending the public schools. Drunken white men come leering after the wives and daughters of the Dark Australians, and do not respect any fe- males of the dark race, however respect- able these m...
NORTHERN TERRITORY PROTECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 August 1938
NORTHERN TERRITORY PROTECTION. The following is an extract from "The Northern Standard", of Darwin, Friday, 20th May, 1938: Dios Davey, a halfcaste, was sen- &nbsp; tenced to two months imprisonment with hard labour when he pleaded guilty to having insufficient lawful means of sup- port. The Police Prosecutor (Sergt. R. R. Bridgland) said Davey had taken some goods from an old man's camp at the 2½ Mile. When arrested he admitted he had taken the food. He said he had no swag, or provisions, and owned noth- ing but the clothes he stood in. Davey was a nomad and roamed the bush alone. On one occasion he was found weak and helpless, and admitted he had lived on snakes and goannas.
What Chance? [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 August 1938
What Chance ? What chance have the Australian Abo- rigines of surviving in Australia as a distinct race of human beings? By the laws of New South Wales, for &nbsp; instance, anybody with any proportion of Aboriginal blood comes within the definition of Aboriginal, and under those laws they are subject to discriminatory political, social and economic disadvan- tages intended to bring about their ulti- mate extermination. Probably no meaner treatment of a subject race is in operation in the world today than is that practised by the White against the Black Australians. By no section of the White community are the blacks, or their white or any other col- oured admixtures, treated humanely in Australia; they are always treated as inferior human beings, out of prejudice and ignorance and a perverted "moral- ity". The "curse" of the British criminals — and worse, the "curse" of the brutal convict system of the British — under which White Australia was founded — is still upon us Whi...
HALFCASTES IN NORTH [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 August 1938
HALFCASTES IN NORTH The following is from an article con- tributed to the "Northern Standard", Darwin, 7th June, 1938: While discussion has been going on what to do with our aboriginals, there is a far greater problem looming up: that is the halfcaste and his progeny. The aboriginal will, in the course of time, be non-existent. The halfcaste is the re- verse, and is increasing rapidly. They are being reared and educated under the same standards as the white children born in the North. What is going to hap- pen when they leave school and go out on to the labour market? In the southern States they were bred out by inter- marrying with the whites, but the north &nbsp; is a totally different proposition. Here we have the Asiatic strain which pre- dominates, and the offspring marry back into that strain (East is East and West is West, etc.). This is something for politicians, religious bodies and reform- ers to study. Not being a disciple of Euclid, it is beyond me.
A Cry of Anguish [Newspaper Article] — The Australian Abo Call — 1 August 1938
A Cry of Anguish FROM AN ABORIGINAL MOTHER We have received the following letter from an Aboriginal mother, who lives on a Government Reserve in Queensland : "My child took sick on Monday morn- ing, 30th May, so I took him on Tues- day morning, 31st May to hospital. He was given a dose of castor oil, and sent back home to me, the same day. "That night at 1 a.m. he took a bad turn, so I rushed him to hospital, where he was given liquorice powder and once again sent home, refused admission. "On Wednesday morning, 1st June, the child was in a terrible condition, and was groaning with terrible pains, so I took him again to the hospital. "I had to wait two hours before the Matron would see me, and then he was admitted to the hospital and put to bed. "They did not try to comfort the child in any way. He was not given a hot- water bottle to keep him warm. Anyone could see that this child had double pneumonia. "I waited on the veranda to ask for permission to sit beside my sick child, as my...