AUSTRALIA DAY – 26th January, 1788
The Mabo Decision is proof that Australia was settled and not invaded!
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Native title can only exist if Australia was settled, not invaded.
Why? Because international law recognises all territories acquired through invasion and annexation by force, prior to World War II, as lawful conquests.
This ‘Right of Conquest’ doctrine was first conceived by the International Law Commission of the United Nations and later adopted as UN General Assembly Resolution 3314.
Provided that all citizens of a lawfully conquered territory are granted equal rights by the local law, international law doesn’t consider the descendants of the conqueror and the conquered as two separate peoples.
This in turn invalidates any claims to separate land rights under the same jurisdiction.
As one of the 193 member states of the United Nations, Australia is not exempt from this doctrine.
Yet we do recognise separate land rights because the historic Mabo Decision in 1992 rested on the correct presumption that Australia was settled, not invaded.
Had Australia actually been invaded, the descendants of its native population would be classified as a conquered people and their land rights would be abolished under UN Resolution 3314.
On this day 26th January, 1788, (no other day) Captain Phillip landed at Circular Quay, not with guns blazing but without shot fired, other than to celebrate the establishment of a civil colony.
One of his first orders to his crew was that the Indigenous people were to be well-treated, and that anyone killing Aboriginal people would be hanged.
Phillip befriended an Eora (Indigenous) man called Bennelong, who voluntarily accompanied Philip back to visit England.
On the beach at Manly, a misunderstanding arose and Phillip was speared in the shoulder: BUT HE ORDERED HIS MEN NOT TO RETALIATE.
Phillip went some way towards winning the trust of the Eora, although they remained wary of the settlers … (re: Wikipedia).
Today, the indigenous people are now given untold benefits, including direct financial handouts to enhance themselves and given the freedom to criticise the very same society that allows them to assimilate into.
WHY SHOULD WE BE APOLOGETIC ABOUT THAT?
NOW, consider a possibility of the Islamic Javanese invasion.
DON’T THINK THAT IS TOTALLY UNTHINKABLE.
Indonesia carried out an undeclared war with the aim of seizing Brunei and Malaysian Borneo using guerrilla warfare in 1963 with the ultimate aim of eventual occupation of Malaysia, Papua New Guinea (East Irian) and ultimately Australia (South Irian).
British and Australian troops fought in that, in the early 60’s.
Most have forgotten this because the Vietnam War overwhelmed it.
Anyhow that failed.
Look at the atrocities, the lack of freedom, prosperity, and basic social security, the indigenous people are now enduring in West Irian. (West Papua New Guinea)
Recall East Timor under the Indonesians?
Wouldn’t you call that an invasion ?
On this day 26TH JANUARY, 1565, a battle was fought where the Hindus were defeated by the Muslims. It is called the BATTLE OF TALIKOTA.
The outcome of that battle unleashed untold savagery and butchery by the Muslims. It is estimated that up to 50 million Hindus died, within a relatively short period of time.
Interestingly, the betrayal by two Muslim commanders from the Hindu camp, was the chief cause of the defeat. NOW THAT’S WHAT YOU CALL INVASION DAY.
ISN’T ABOUT TIME, WE GET FAIR DINKUM, ABOUT AUSTRALIA DAY.
The Story of Bungaree
Bungaree, (1775 – 24 November 1830) was an Aboriginal Australian from the Kuringgai people of the Broken Bay area, who was known as an explorer, entertainer, and Aboriginal community leader.
He is significant in that he was the first (black or white) person to be recorded in print as an Australian.
By the end of his life, he had become a familiar sight in colonial Sydney, dressed in a succession of military and naval uniforms that had been given to him. His distinctive outfits and notoriety within colonial society, as well as his gift for humour and mimicry, especially his impressions of past and present governors, made him a popular subject for portrait painters.
Bungaree first came to prominence in 1798, when he accompanied Matthew Flinders on a coastal survey as an interpreter, guide and negotiator with local indigenous groups. He later accompanied Flinders on his circumnavigation of Australia between 1801 and 1803 in the Investigator.
Flinders was the cartographer of the first complete map of Australia, filling in the gaps from previous cartographic expeditions, and was the most prominent advocate for naming the continent “Australia”. Flinders noted that Bungaree was “a worthy and brave fellow” who, on multiple occasions, saved the expedition.
Bungaree continued his association with exploratory voyages when he accompanied Phillip Parker King to north-western Australia in 1817 in the Mermaid.
In 1815, Governor Lachlan Macquarie dubbed Bungaree “Chief of the Broken Bay Tribe” and presented him with 15 acres (61,000 m2) of land on George’s Head.