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Friday, 12 August 2016

State violence is a great Australian tradition

State violence is a great Australian tradition
 - Most obviously, this brutalism was visited upon the Aboriginal population. From the earliest days, the invading British colonial forces sought to drive them off the land to make way for white settlement. Once the sheep industry took off west of the Great Dividing Range in the early 1830s, the process accelerated, and ancestral lands that had provided food and the wherewithal for Aboriginal survival for tens of thousands of years were seized to provide grazing grounds