Aboriginal Resistance in Australia
Resistance by Aboriginal Australians to the European invasion, led by Cook, was first signaled on 19 April 1770 when a youngster threw a stone. This resistance has never ended.
This 'war' was never sanctioned or officially recognized by the British Empire, because it undermined their claim of our continent being terra nullius - land belonging to no-one, or, literally, 'empty land.' In maintaining the lie, they were also able to claim 'peaceful settlement' of the land. Even today, little is known about the horrific atrocities that took place in the contact between invading colonists and the Indigenous Peoples of Australia.
Here are the names of some of the most famous Aboriginal resistance fighters:
Pemulway - who fought for 12 years before being assassinated by bounty hunters, Windradyne, of Bathurst fame, Calyute,Yagan and Weeip who were allies against the colonial forces in Western Australia.…
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