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A lot is often said about the horrors of slavery in the US but that kind of thing is definitely not isolated.
Australia doesn’t often spring to mind as a country with a disgusting past but some of these pics of how indigenous people here were treated show just how brutal it was.. and not really that long ago in the grand scheme of things.......

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the “White Australia Policy” was a government back initiative to only accept white immigrants into Australia and to “breed out” black indigenous people.

Whenever a black person gave birth to a mixed or “half cast” child, often times due to being raped by a white man, the government would step in and remove that child from the indigenous side of their family. The child would then be placed into a boarding school far from home, disconnected from culture and groomed into the “white” way of life and then were expected to live and be with white people and create further diluted children.

This policy lead to what is now called the stolen generation. A generation of indigenous Australians with no connection or knowledge of their traditional homes and families.

Advertisements promoting a Yes vote in the 1967 Australian Referendum.
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The referendum, which passed, was to give Aboriginal people within Australia legal/equal rights same as everyone else. Prior to 1967 Aboriginal people were classified legally as Fuana and Flora... so plants and animals.
1967 that all changed. 1967!! 52 years ago!

People act like all these horrible things were so long ago and that Aboriginal people in Aus need to get over it etc etc... well to put 1967 into more context. My dad was born in 1957. He was 10 years old and still not legally human. Let that sink in.
 

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A lot is often said about the horrors of slavery in the US but that kind of thing is definitely not isolated.
Australia doesn’t often spring to mind as a country with a disgusting past but some of these pics of how indigenous people here were treated show just how brutal it was.. and not really that long ago in the grand scheme of things.......

Early 1900’s
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White Australia Policy propagander;
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the “White Australia Policy” was a government back initiative to only accept white immigrants into Australia and to “breed out” black indigenous people.

Whenever a black person gave birth to a mixed or “half cast” child, often times due to being raped by a white man, the government would step in and remove that child from the indigenous side of their family. The child would then be placed into a boarding school far from home, disconnected from culture and groomed into the “white” way of life and then were expected to live and be with white people and create further diluted children.

This policy lead to what is now called the stolen generation. A generation of indigenous Australians with no connection or knowledge of their traditional homes and families.

Advertisements promoting a Yes vote in the 1967 Australian Referendum.
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The referendum, which passed, was to give Aboriginal people within Australia legal/equal rights same as everyone else. Prior to 1967 Aboriginal people were classified legally as Fuana and Flora... so plants and animals.
1967 that all changed. 1967!! 52 years ago!

People act like all these horrible things were so long ago and that Aboriginal people in Aus need to get over it etc etc... well to put 1967 into more context. My dad was born in 1957. He was 10 years old and still not legally human. Let that sink in.
John Howard was born in 1939, he would've been 28 at the time of the referendum, and he'd been involved in politics since the mid/late 60s. I wonder if he voted yes.
 
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Hiroo Onada, Japanese soldier in WWII who refused to believe the war was over held out for 29 years in the jungles of the Philippines. He didn’t “surrender” until his former commanding officer traveled to the Philippines to officially relieve him of duty.



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His story is very interesting. There was something like 4 or 5 holdouts to start. Over the years, the rest were either killed or surrendered. I believe he was only "alone" for a short time. They committed murder and shot farm animals in small form guerilla warfare.
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Lemke

Leslie Lemke was born prematurely in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1952. As a complication of his premature birth, he developed retinal problems, then glaucoma, and his eyes had to be surgically removed in the first months of life. He also had brain damage and cerebral palsy. His birth mother gave him up for adoption, and the county asked May Lemke, a nurse-governess, if she would take Lemke into her receiving home. He was 12 before he learned to stand, and 15 before he learned to walk.

Though social services had warned May Lemke that Leslie was likely to die, she maintained that he would not die under her care. To feed him, May sometimes placed cereal on his tongue and stroked his throat to encourage him to swallow. It was a year before Leslie could chew food on his own. It took years of constant care before this changed. During this time, he could sing somewhat and repeat some phrases, but was not conversant, and was distant and unemotional. He could repeat verbatim and in the exact tone what he had heard, including, "Foster mother has done well, but the time will come when institutional placement will be necessary." To teach him to walk, the approximately four and a half foot May devised a strap system by which Leslie could be supported while he walked with her.

When Leslie was 7, Joe and May Lemke obtained a piano for him, with May placing her hands over his to play some simple tunes. Soon Leslie was playing these tunes on the piano and used other instruments such as drums, accordion, and chord organ. Even though his spasticity was so severe that he could not hold eating utensils, this handicap disappeared when playing the piano. By age 12 Leslie was playing the piano and singing songs he had heard for hours on end. Though he had not often heard classical music, when he was about 14, his foster parents awoke in the middle of the night to Leslie flawlessly playing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no. 1, which he had heard on television that night. Leslie was soon playing all styles of music, from ragtime to classical.

By 1980, Leslie was regularly giving concerts in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. His newfound fame gained him invitations to television shows such as CBC's Man Alive, the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, and That's Incredible! In 1983, ABC broadcast The Woman Who Willed a Miracle, a drama about Leslie and his adoptive mother. It starred Cloris Leachman as May Lemke.
 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Lemke

Leslie Lemke was born prematurely in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1952. As a complication of his premature birth, he developed retinal problems, then glaucoma, and his eyes had to be surgically removed in the first months of life. He also had brain damage and cerebral palsy. His birth mother gave him up for adoption, and the county asked May Lemke, a nurse-governess, if she would take Lemke into her receiving home. He was 12 before he learned to stand, and 15 before he learned to walk.

Though social services had warned May Lemke that Leslie was likely to die, she maintained that he would not die under her care. To feed him, May sometimes placed cereal on his tongue and stroked his throat to encourage him to swallow. It was a year before Leslie could chew food on his own. It took years of constant care before this changed. During this time, he could sing somewhat and repeat some phrases, but was not conversant, and was distant and unemotional. He could repeat verbatim and in the exact tone what he had heard, including, "Foster mother has done well, but the time will come when institutional placement will be necessary." To teach him to walk, the approximately four and a half foot May devised a strap system by which Leslie could be supported while he walked with her.

When Leslie was 7, Joe and May Lemke obtained a piano for him, with May placing her hands over his to play some simple tunes. Soon Leslie was playing these tunes on the piano and used other instruments such as drums, accordion, and chord organ. Even though his spasticity was so severe that he could not hold eating utensils, this handicap disappeared when playing the piano. By age 12 Leslie was playing the piano and singing songs he had heard for hours on end. Though he had not often heard classical music, when he was about 14, his foster parents awoke in the middle of the night to Leslie flawlessly playing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no. 1, which he had heard on television that night. Leslie was soon playing all styles of music, from ragtime to classical.

By 1980, Leslie was regularly giving concerts in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. His newfound fame gained him invitations to television shows such as CBC's Man Alive, the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, and That's Incredible! In 1983, ABC broadcast The Woman Who Willed a Miracle, a drama about Leslie and his adoptive mother. It starred Cloris Leachman as May Lemke.
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Castle Duckula.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Lemke

Leslie Lemke was born prematurely in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1952. As a complication of his premature birth, he developed retinal problems, then glaucoma, and his eyes had to be surgically removed in the first months of life. He also had brain damage and cerebral palsy. His birth mother gave him up for adoption, and the county asked May Lemke, a nurse-governess, if she would take Lemke into her receiving home. He was 12 before he learned to stand, and 15 before he learned to walk.

Though social services had warned May Lemke that Leslie was likely to die, she maintained that he would not die under her care. To feed him, May sometimes placed cereal on his tongue and stroked his throat to encourage him to swallow. It was a year before Leslie could chew food on his own. It took years of constant care before this changed. During this time, he could sing somewhat and repeat some phrases, but was not conversant, and was distant and unemotional. He could repeat verbatim and in the exact tone what he had heard, including, "Foster mother has done well, but the time will come when institutional placement will be necessary." To teach him to walk, the approximately four and a half foot May devised a strap system by which Leslie could be supported while he walked with her.

When Leslie was 7, Joe and May Lemke obtained a piano for him, with May placing her hands over his to play some simple tunes. Soon Leslie was playing these tunes on the piano and used other instruments such as drums, accordion, and chord organ. Even though his spasticity was so severe that he could not hold eating utensils, this handicap disappeared when playing the piano. By age 12 Leslie was playing the piano and singing songs he had heard for hours on end. Though he had not often heard classical music, when he was about 14, his foster parents awoke in the middle of the night to Leslie flawlessly playing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no. 1, which he had heard on television that night. Leslie was soon playing all styles of music, from ragtime to classical.

By 1980, Leslie was regularly giving concerts in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. His newfound fame gained him invitations to television shows such as CBC's Man Alive, the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, and That's Incredible! In 1983, ABC broadcast The Woman Who Willed a Miracle, a drama about Leslie and his adoptive mother. It starred Cloris Leachman as May Lemke.

Still expected to read he ate his foster parents at the end of that.
 
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A few minutes after this photo was taken, this six year old keeled over, collapsed and died in front of the rest of his baseball team. He had a heart condition, and essentially died of a heart attack.

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Whipping post in Baltimore City Jail. It was in use until 1938. Photo was taken in 1910.



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Unsuccessful crowdfunding attempt by a homeless man. He was found dead in the woods a month later.


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The moment Volcano Tsunami from Anak Krakatau hits the ground in Indonesia, this killed the band members and more than 50 other people in the area:



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