Family history is what makes us who
we are, it is not for others to determine that they want us to be some one else.
It becomes problematic when employees of the State Archives Office openly
work for the TAC.
“they are a government affiliated department so we give them the same help we
give a government department” UNQUOTE
documentation supplied by the archives has been shown in court to be inaccurate
Even letters they write in claiming
accurate information is wrong (See Archives Part1
and Part 2 )
‘scream’ all information about your Aboriginality documentation can be found
in the archives and this is a lie. How
can documentation be collated if it was never recorded.
Then there is the
problem of the TAC and affiliated associations like the Department of Aboriginal
Affairs who take delight in sending letters disclaiming your heritage with out
confirming the information is valid.
Winning a court
case means nothing to them. That
you are not part of their Ancestral heritage appears to spur them on to even
greater lengths of discrimination and inaccurate claims. See Part
1 and Part 2.
We have the right
to be who we are. It is time that
the broader population accepted facts that the radical power brokers of the Bass
Straight Islanders do not want to be made public.
Robinson’s round-up is
Only a small pathetic few
went to Flinders Island
Less than nine women with
no recorded Aboriginal Ancestral heritage or Aboriginal names were recorded on
the Bass Strait Islands living with sealers prior to 1840 (outside of
Plomley’s version of Robinson’s diaries)
At least three documented
accounts record Tasmanian Aboriginals living a free Traditional life style in
isolated areas after 1840.
History is there
to be told it is not there to be covered up because of exclusivity - greed - and
Aboriginal people want what is best for their people and to enhance the memory
of their Ancestry. The “white
fella power plays” are not ours.
The TAC -
Tasmanian Aboriginal Lands Council - ALC spokespersons continues to alienate the
broader population from the real Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
Divide and conquer is the policy of the TAC and has been since 1996.
Aboriginal cultural heritage encourages us to support and strengthen our
community not publicly destroy and humiliate its members.
With the Lands
Council Election the other person to fight the tyranny of the TAC lost the court
case with claims that she is not Aboriginal and only thinks she is.
How does this type of misleading public claim affect the members of her
family some of whom are respected Aboriginal Elders in their communities.
What she did not realise was that the only way to win in the Supreme
Court was to be able to “prove” descent from the Bass Strait Islands.
It was a legally rigged case.
Aboriginal heritage on trumped up quasi rigged legal definitions implaced by one
power group does not remove who we are or deny us our heritage it only shows
what a racist bigoted ignorant and unAboriginal lot the Bass Straight Islander
power brokers are.
This radical few
do such an injustice to the majority of members of their own communities.
Many of their community people have respect within the entire Aboriginal
communities, and many do not agree with what is stated in their name.
Is it any wonder
Aboriginal politics in Tasmania has a high burnout factor, when if you “pass
your used by date” you are thrown away with claims that you are now not
Aboriginal. The politics do not
stop us being who we are it only strengthens us and causes the fight to continue