How Australian history is changing through an Indigenous view


On the 29 April, we marked 250 years since Captain James Cook’s first landing on the shores of Australia.

Cook’s legacy has long been discussed but these days we are increasingly hearing the story told through Indigenous eyes.

One particular account is that of Hobbles Danaiyarri. He told his story to ethnographer and anthropologist Deborah Bird Rose in the 1980’s.

He pointed out that Cook failed to recognise the original owners of the land – on which he disembarked so many years ago.

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