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Indigenous Presentation

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Sammy Wood and Laura Monk Indigenous History - A Shared History The History Wars References Focus Question: What are the History Wars?

Answer: An ongoing debate of the interpretation of Indigenous history in relation to the British Colonisation. A representation of history, focusing on the mistreatment of Indigenous Australians

Advocates: Henry Reynolds, Manning Clark, Don Watson

How can we claim a connection to the prideful aspects of our past without also claiming a connection to the shameful? Black Armband View Advocates: Keith Windschuttle, John Howard, John Hirst

History is influenced by those who create it

Indigenous History is told through oral language

History should be seen as a narrative

History of the non Indigenous and Indigenous people is a shared history.

There is hope for reconciliation and eventual assimilation.

This representation of history is one of optimism and patriotism, inspiring a “rightful pride” in our past...... White Blindfold View A political debate

Came about because of a need to address the representation of Indigenous Australians in our history books

Education - what should we be teaching our children? Context ACARA. (2012). Foundation to year 10 curriculum: History. Retrieved March 23, 2013, from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/History/Curriculum/F-10
Blaskett, B. (1995). Teaching the History Wars in an Indigenous Studies. White Eyes Open, 47-56.
Bonnell, A. and Crotty, M. (2008). Australia's history under Howard, 1996-2007. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Comparative Perspective, 617, 149-165.
Cavanagh, P. (2011). Discovering shared history: Moving towards new understanding in Australian schools. In R Craven (Ed.), Teaching Aboriginal Studies (pp.110-131). Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin.
Little, P. F., Curthoys, Ann., & Docker, J. (2010). Myth, Memory and Indigenous Australia (Ed.), Passionate Histories (pp. 9-39). ANU: Griffin Press.
Manne, R. (2009). Comment on the history wars. Retrieved March 20, 2013, from http://www.themonthly.com.au/nation-reviewed-robert-manne-comment-history-wars-2119
McKenna, M. (1997). Different perspective on black armband history. Retrieved March 20, 2013, from http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/RP9798/98RP05
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