Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 15 On this day in Aussie History

This was a quote that He Who Would Be Our Dictator Prime Minister prattled yesterday...  photo abbot_zps2b5f280b.jpg


Giving women the vote was seen as a 'fashionable' thing to do, once....by misogynistic men with small endowments who feared their stupidity would be uncovered.

Recognising Aboriginal People as PEOPLE rather than flora or fauna was once thought to be 'fashionable'....by those who thought throwing crumbs to a race would reflect well on themselves.

Allowing Aboriginal men and women the right to marry who they chose was considered 'fashionable'...by those who hoped to breed out the Indigenous population.

Allowing females into 'traditional' male jobs, such as teaching, medicine, science, trades, you-name-it, was seen as a 'passing fashion' ... by those who believed women belonged in the home.

1979 - A report released on this day stated the Maralinga Atomic Test Sites would be tourism ready - oh and possibly livable by the original owners -in about 50 years or so when the radiation had dropped to a tolerable level.

1834 - The South Oz Act was passed by the UK parliament which allowed such silly nonsense as to establish a colony in the south-west corner of NSW.

1868 - Those in North Chile thought it great to throw a tsunami party which washed up on the coasts of NSW, QLD, SA, Tassie and WA.
I have NFI how the Vic coast missed out, must have been deemed a frippery in the day.

1963 - The Age newspaper reported on the Yirrikala Bark Petitions received by the Aussie House of Reps.




5 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Hiss and spit. The Bark Petitions were positive. The rest...?

Jayne said...

Sorry, EC, I was in a shirty mood when I wrote it lol.

Elephant's Child said...

A justifiable mood. And I think I would remove the r and double the t in shirty...

FruitCake said...

Maralinga liveable by the original inhabitants?
i.e. those who survived?
shameful history, we have

Andrew said...

"Recognising Aboriginal People as PEOPLE rather than flora or fauna". And back in unenlightened times of about 1967, the vote was overwhelmingly yes. It may seem all so silly now, but it was a significant moment in black and white Australia's history and perhaps marked the beginning of white Australia's hand wringing. What, they aren't fauna? They are human like us? Oh dear. What can we do. Thankfully we have sorted that out some forty plus years later. Or have we. Is it up to us to sort 'them' out?

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