….Until the mid-60s, the Aboriginals came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aboriginal meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
This last photo caption in this series is false. It’s an understandable mistake: even some Australians believe it’s partly true though I can’t find any Australians who thought it was legal to murder Aboriginal people back then. And this is not a defense of how Australia used to treat the original inhabitants of the land: as a US citizen it sounds awfully familiar and both nations have a long way to go. I’m hoping sixpenceee and others who reblogged the original post will reblog this.
Here are the facts, via Australia’s SBS World News Radio: