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Memorial to Aboriginal wars being considered

By Thumper - 9 June 2008 150

News.com is reporting that, in the wake of the Stolen Generation apology, the Rudd Government is considering erecting an official memorial in Canberra commemorating indigenous Australians killed by white settlers in the so-called “Aboriginal Wars”.

The plan, which was immediately rejected by the RSL, would see a memorial erected alongside existing statues and sculptures to Australia’s war dead on Anzac Ave, leading to the Australian War memorial.

Not surprisingly, the proposal comes from The Canberra Institute, headed by ACT Labor Senate candidate and former Hawke government adviser Peter Conway.

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Memorial to Aboriginal wars being considered
Woody Mann-Caruso 8:45 pm 09 Jun 08

@nyssa: Does it count as an actual “war” though? Was war ever officially declared?

Finally, some sense in this debate. Of course it wasn’t a war. Neither was Vietnam, which was a US-led police action undertaken pursuant the President’s constitutional discretion. Now that we’ve got that sorted, we can knock down some memorials to these phony ‘wars’, freeing up some space on Anzac Parade and in the War Memorial as well for real wars like Korea…no, wait, I mean the Gulf War…no, Afghanis…erm…

Deadmandrinking 8:38 pm 09 Jun 08

Whatever, stupid whitey.

Headbonius 8:13 pm 09 Jun 08

“It also should be noted that at the time, many of the aboriginals who were killed weren’t loyal to the crown at the time. The white settlers were.”

That is the douche bag remark of all time.

Deadmandrinking 7:13 pm 09 Jun 08

that…really didn’t make much sense, dude.

You can just back down from a stupid remark you know. We already know you’re a douche.

Headbonius 7:02 pm 09 Jun 08

Oh sorry DMD, I actually meant “Stupid Labor people” about the deaths of the Aboriginals I am sorry. Tool.

Deadmandrinking 6:57 pm 09 Jun 08

It also should be noted that at the time, many of the aboriginals who were killed weren’t loyal to the crown at the time. The white settlers were.

Deadmandrinking 6:54 pm 09 Jun 08

It was an armed conflict and it took place on our soils.

nyssa 6:47 pm 09 Jun 08

Does it count as an actual “war” though? Was war ever officially declared?

Deadmandrinking 6:45 pm 09 Jun 08

“what a waste of public monies, stupid labor people”

Is that sarcasm? Oh, sorry. (You forgot the :P)

Headbonius 6:40 pm 09 Jun 08

Kiss my Ass DMD you fcukwit…..can’t you tell sarcasm when you read it. FFS get a life.

Deadmandrinking 6:35 pm 09 Jun 08

Sorry, Headbonius, I forgot that aboriginals don’t count as being Australian,so therefore their losses in any kind of armed conflict shouldn’t be remembered…

Stupid Whitey…you make me ashamed of my skin.

Headbonius 6:22 pm 09 Jun 08

El…..WTF? Wht statistics? Aboriginal rates of incarceration perhaps?

el 5:47 pm 09 Jun 08

As long as you provide statistics.

Special G 5:44 pm 09 Jun 08

Come on headbonius – I don’t think you are feeling the love. I’m sure tap will give you a hug if you ask nicely.

Headbonius 5:35 pm 09 Jun 08

A memorial is a good thing as long as it commemorates the white settlers killed along with the blacks…..but I imagine that would not do at all would it? Anzac parade is not an appropriate place for it though. Maybe it should go out at Myall Creek, I’ll be sure to visit it………NOT. What a waste of public monies, stupid labor people.

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