Deathscapes

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Deathscapes

‘I realise, of course, that other Aborigines may have different views to mine and, of course, that is their right. But I will state most strongly in their defence that these refugees did not invade us, they did not steal our lands, they did not suppress our culture and language, they did not commit genocide, they did not steal our children, they did not steal our wages, they did not steal our human rights as a first people to exist and to grow. The parliaments of the invaders have done all that and more.

Again, I say to the asylum seekers, you are welcome to our lands.’

Uncle Ray Jackson

Image: Original Nations passport juxtaposed with the colonial papers that denied Aboriginal people free movement across their own lands. Artwork: Sydney Crossborders Collective, with special thanks to Shane Reside.


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