The Torres Strait Islanders are a different race of unrelated people of Melanesian descent, their history goes back about 3,000 years diverging to a mix of Papuan and Lapita people 30,000 years ago. They are a well-structured society with agriculture and productive communal industry, and warriors using bows and arrows. The Aborigines never had enough smarts to copy their usage or society, they never rose above stone age weapons (National Geographic) had gardens or agriculture. Australian Aborigines were probably the tenth race of people to have lived in Australia. Aborigines are of Indian descent, sharing the same mtDNA, and two basal synonymous mtDNA polymorphisms G8251A and A9156T with the M42 haplogroup, shared exclusively between (pre-Dravidian) Indian and Australian aborigines — “These particular mutations do not exist anywhere else in the world; they are shared exclusively between a few isolated ancient tribes in India and Australian aboriginals” (Quote: Prof Dr Satish Kumar).Ancient endo cast skulls have been found, strange Flat-Head skulls, others of very different ancestry from Kow Swamp, Nacurrie, Coobool Creek, Cohuna, Lake Mungo.
Tasmanian Aborigines were Papuan Ulotrichi referred to by Professor Alfred Cort Haddon in his book, ‘The Races of Man’ We have photographs of the ‘little people’ (150 cm) of the Kuranda rainforest.The many different races to have occupied Australia are scientifically proven by Dr Irina Pugach, Dr Frederick Delfin, Dr Ellen Gunnarsdóttir, Dr Manfred Kayser, and Prof Dr Satish Kumar: Supported by research from Drs Norman Tindale, Joseph Birdsell, Peter Brown — and Professors Mark Stoneking, Allan Wilson, Alan Thorne, Colin Mackenzie, Manning Clark, Joseph Greenberg, Alan Cooper, Chris Stringer, and Dr Merritt Ruhlen. (You cannot disprove their science.)With reference in the “Atlas of Foreign Countries”, written between 265 – 316 A.D., Chinese Sea Captains describe the mysterious great south land being inhabited by a race of one-metre-tall pygmies: Frank and Alexander Jardine (settled Cape York) recorded they witnessed the little Negritos being hunted down like kangaroos by the taller Aborigines. In the 1400’s and 1500’s, Dutch and Portuguese sailors sighting the Western Australian coastline noted “tall natives in warfare chasing and killing hordes of “little” native peoples”.
There is no need for a referendum to include Aborigines in the Constitution — They are not and never were the nation’s first people, but probably the tenth race to have lived here. Nothing traditional about Aboriginal dot paintings, flag or smoking ceremonies.1970s….. is when MOST of their “traditions” emerged! Did you know that Aboriginal painters started dot painting in the early 1970s, inspired by a white school teacher, Geoffrey Bardon? Dot paintings from Papunya have now become one of the most important phenomena in Australian art. In the summer of 1976, the television presenter and Yamatji man Ernie Dingo and the Noongar/Yamatji musician Richard Walley performed what they claim was Australia’s first contemporary “welcome to country”– a ceremonial act in which traditional owners’ welcome people to their land.
The modern welcome to country began at Perth Arts Festival in 1976 after an unexpected culture clash with four Maori and Cook Islander performers. Ernie Dingo’s dance troupe came up with an impromptu new ceremony in 1976 after an awkward stand-off with Maori and Cook Islanders who refused to perform at an arts festival until they were ritually welcomed.]The “traditional smoking ceremony”:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5273063/Indigenous-politician-blasts-symbolic-smoking-ceremonies.htmlA former indigenous politician (Bess Price) who received a prestigious award from Barack Obama has described Aboriginal“ welcome to country” ceremonies as ‘bulls***’!All the “Welcome to Country”, all the “Smoking Ceremonies” and all the made up bulls*** rituals about “pay our respects to elders past and present” is just one big lie! Bess Price said such ceremonies would only ever be indigenous symbolism while Aboriginal women in remote communities continued to suffer higher rates of domestic violence. She argued that gestures to improve the self-esteem of first Australians did nothing to address the dire living standards of women in remote Aboriginal communities, where alcohol abuse and poverty were rife.Incidentally …How much does a Smoking Ceremony cost? Traditional Smoking Ceremony cleansing spirits, the land and people for new beginnings. Cost: from $2500 + GST. Travel and Rehearsal costs may apply!
Welcome to Country” is a ceremony performed by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to welcome visitors to their traditional land…”white and other people” do it for nothing! They are just pleased to see you and make you feel welcome in that “true Aussie style”! Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags: The Torres Strait Islander Flag:–The Torres Strait Islander Flag was designed in the 1990s and features a white dharri or deri (a type of headdress) with a five-pointed star representing the different island groups. The white represents peace, the green represents land, the black represents the people and the blue represents the sea.(Certainly nothing “traditional” there either!)The Aboriginal Flag:-The Aboriginal Flag was designed in the 1970s and its colours represent different aspects of Aboriginal life. The black symbolises Aboriginal people, the yellow represents the sun and the red represents the earth and the relationship between people and the land.(Good info to consider. A divisive (& costly) issue.)I hope everyone will read this. Does our country want the likes of renegade Lidia Thorpe running the country?…So please Stop the lies, untruths and mismanagement… Vote NO in the coming referendum!