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City Aborigines


Franco Zecchin

After the tragic death of the young Thomas Hickey in Sydney, riots broke out between Aboriginal people and police, taking over first place in the media. The Aboriginal community expressed anger and grief, and resentment for his history of discrimination and disadvantage. 700 km on the North coast, a small tribe is quietly settled in Yamba, showing the ability to maintain their identity in an urban situation.
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Ngaru village, Yamba NSW. Traditionnellement, les Bundjalung occupaient des terres au nord de la rivière Clarence. Une tribu plus petite, le Yaegl, occupait la zone côtière où Iluka, Yamba et Maclean existent maintenant. Treize familles Aborigènes vivent dans le village.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Fred séchant le linge.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Un dixième des enfants autochtones ont été soustraite à leur famille entre 1910 et 1971 dans le cadre de politiques gouvernementales visant à fournir une éducation blanche afin de les «civiliser».

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Ngaru village, Yamba NSW. Love and beer.

Ngaru village, Yamba NSW, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Plus de 70% des Aborigènes vivent dans les communautés urbaines et les mariages entre aborigènes et non-aborigènes sont passés de 46% à 64% en 1986.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Selon le concept aborigène du monde, il y avait une période avant que l'homme habitait la terre quand les esprits ancestrales en forme humaine et animale erraient librement et, en passant par le pays, façonnaient l'environnement physique. Les rivières, les trous d'eau, les collines et les formations rocheuses ont tous été créées de cette façon, et les emplacements des luttes épiques particulières entre les esprits sont devenus des sites sacrés.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Un couple d'Aborigènes.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Philip "Yogi Bear" boit du vin à la maison.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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« Rosie » Vesper est enseignante d'art et d'artisanat, une femme âgée reconnue par la communauté locale. « Les Blancs nous regardent avec dédain, parce qu'ils sont stressés par leur vie et ils sont jaloux de notre bien-être ».

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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La maison de Leslie est souvent remplie d'enfants appartenant à différentes familles.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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La cuisine de John.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Ngaru village, Yamba NSW. John et Billy avec un jeu vidéo.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Les Aborigènes utilisent l'espace avec liberté et tolérance.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Ngaru village, Yamba NSW. Philip "Yogi Bear" smoking at home. Three decades of land-claim, 'stolen generation', dispossession and even genocide propaganda trumpeted by the black aristocracy, academics and media have imbued many Aboriginals with feelings

Ngaru village, Yamba NSW, Australie - 05/05/2004

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City Aborigines: Ngaru village, Yamba NSW. Australia has two separate histories—one white, one black. The former is of a difficult but ultimately successful settlement of a harsh continent, of the exploitation of rich agricultural and mineral resources, of the creation o

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Un groupe de jeunes.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Avant l'arrivée des Européens en Australie il y a deux cents ans, la plupart des Aborigènes vivaient comme des chasseurs et des cueilleurs semi-nomades le long des fertiles plans côtiers et des rivières. Ce serait une erreur de supposer que le système de la chasse et de la collecte nomades, tel qu'il était pratiqué, constituait une existence misérable.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Les Aborigènes quittent le désert pour se sédentariser et percevoir les chèques mensuels du gouvernement.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Lorsque les premiers colons britanniques sont arrivés en 1788, ils ont traité les Aborigènes comme des sauvages primitifs qui ne possédaient pas la terre où ils vivaient. Comme c'est passé avec les Indiens d'Amérique, des milliers d'Aborigènes ont été massacrés durant la pénétration des blancs à travers le continent. Mais contrairement aux États-Unis et au Canada, l'Australie n'a jamais négocié de traité avec les Aborigènes. Jusqu'en 1967, ils n'étaient même pas inclus dans le recensement national. Et ce n'est qu'en 1992 que la doctrine de terra nullius - selon laquelle l'Australie a été jugée vide quand les Britanniques sont arrivés - a été renversée devant les tribunaux, et les Aborigènes ont pu réclamer les droits fonciers en tant que propriétaires traditionnels.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Ngaru village, Yamba NSW. Jeux d’enfants.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Ngaru village, Yamba NSW. Fred fishing. At Barrie Point there's located a midden or a shellfish remnants dump. This area was very popular with the local Goorie people with family groups regularly collecting and eating seafood here. Spiritual sites usual

Ngaru village, Yamba NSW, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Ngaru village, Yamba NSW.

Australie - 05/05/2004

 

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Sydney. Graffitied on the walls of the Redfern Catholic Church is the message: "The Aboriginal Christ should be free in his own church among is own people" The disturbances in Redfern have come against a backdrop of poverty, dispossession and welfare d

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney. Redfern interior. The right to a racial identity for the Aborigines was recognized only from the 1960s. The Aborigines have developed a system of adaptation to European settlement which allowed them to dwell on the fringes of it. Australia has

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney. Redfern interior. What Aboriginal leaders say 'I contend that policies which were not malevolent but theoretically flawed have worsened the situation and probably even caused a social breakdown during the past three decades. This is because the

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney, Redfern suburb: Block. interior. A large number of the group are in self-imposed exile in remote locations where there are no jobs and no hope of learning sufficient job skills to compete for jobs in a modern economy. And they are paid not to wor

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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8 - Redfern railway station. Most of the Aborigines in the city area of Sydney are living in Redfern. Although almost without exception they identify themselves completely as Aborigines. Many come from a generation of families which have, until recently,

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney, Redfern suburb. Police patrolling the Block. All research shows that a dominant police presence and methods are a self fulfilling prophesy of violence and conflict as the state sponsored symbol of ultimate force.

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney Redfern Community Centre. The key to breaking the cycle of degradation is education. If 80 per cent of Aboriginal children are illiterate then governments are confronted with a massive problem to bring Aboriginal education up to the level of the r

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney. The recently opened Redfern Community Centre has targeted programs, such as after school care and employment services, to address the needs in the local area. The centre will be managed jointly by Maori and Aboriginal communities and will provid

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Redfern has been at the heart of Sydney's Aboriginal community for generations. Large sections of property - known locally as 'The Block' - were bought with the help of the federal government in the early 1970s. The inner city district is close to the ce

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney, Redfern suburb. Against the background of encouragement given to Aboriginal languages and the shocking failure to enforce school attendance, some 80 per cent of Aboriginal children are illiterate. Levels of domestic violence, child abuse, sexua

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney, Redfern suburb. "How would you cope with life - if you had to deal with all of these issues just to live, look after your kids or your friends' kids, or your grandchildren? What if after wading through paperwork and legal jargon with a dictionar

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney, Redfern suburb. TJ was staying with Aunt Bowie (Virginia Hickey) at the time of his death. She moved away from the block years ago for the health of her children and all the other little ones she looks after. She lives in a flat administered by t

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney, Redfern suburb. The tiny back yard where the children play is open soil. Sewage from nearby properties leaks out of it when it rains, causing infections, and skin and eye disorders.

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney, Redfern suburb. The Block. Years of pandering to Aboriginals with massive welfare payments and special privileges while simultaneously fuelling their resentment by dwelling on past grievances, blew up in the faces of the social engineers, do-good

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney, Redfern suburb. The place of death of the Aboriginal teenager Thomas Hickey. Ralph, a local leader, says: " He was killed either by the police or by the fear of the police. That fear is one that every last Aboriginal kid in Redfern feels palpa

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Inner city Sydney Redfern. Feb 14, Valentine's Day: An Aboriginal youth- Thomas "T J" Hickey, aged 17 years. Riding his bicycle in a reckless manner, he fell off and impaled himself on a fence. Rumours spread like wildfire through the ghetto that the you

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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A slum corner of Redfern, central Sydney. Terrace houses, known as "The Block". Expensive area. Except for the block. Aboriginal housing. Dispossessed people. Broken. Police on their backs. Lack of opportunities. Fracture. Poverty. Drink. Crime. Violence

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney, Redfern suburb. The abuse of alcohol and drugs have made many Aboriginal households extremely dangerous places. The average lifespan for Aboriginal women is 63 compared to 82 for their non-indigenous counterparts. Indigenous women are 50 times mo

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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Sydney, Redfern suburb. Max Eulo, an elderly man who practices traditional ceremonies. The Redfern Aboriginals hang on, however dispossessed of dignity. By colonialism, unemployment, crime, drugs and racism.

Sydney, Redfern district, Australie - 05/05/2004

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