With all the usual commentary by empowered white aboriginals in the media, criticizing Australia Day and generally spreading their hatred and ill-will towards a people and culture that immeasurably improved their lives, I thought I would celebrate Australia Day by reading the “Occidental Observer’s” recent essay on the ‘Aboriginal Worship and the Flight from Whiteness in Australia‘. Although it can be tediously academic in parts for those interested I do recommend reading it. I have merely attempted to pick the eyes out of the article.
Nothing like expanding the mind with some forbidden knowledge. Not that this article is particularly dangerous, it is just that it goes against the current narrative that prior to contact with white man Australia’s indigenous were living in a peaceful nirvana, where their women were respected and aboriginal scientists studied the movement of the stars and the wonders of cellular science with their stone telescope and microscopes… at least according to Bruce Pascoe.
The fact that this bitter attention seeker has had his preposterous claims demolished by academics Peter Sutton and Keryb Walsh, who called it poorly researched, not fully sourced, and where sourced taken out of context, is irrelevant to the vogue glorification of indigenism. Bruce’s lies are now accepted by a large number of people as the ‘truth‘ leading to those lies and exaggerations to be now being taught in our schools indoctrinating our young.
Meanwhile, well documented history of what life was really like for Indigenous Australians prior to contact with white man is kept well hidden from the public, least they make the connection between aboriginals behavior as a primitive stone age and at times barbaric society, and the issues that are currently plaguing indigenous communities today. The risk is that maybe, just maybe, an inquiring mind might ask if the wretched state of aboriginal people and culture today ISN’T entirely the fault of white people, but may also simply be a pale reflection of the violence and terror that it use to be.
Early settler accounts by Europeans arriving in Australia, who were shocked at the extreme physical violence aboriginal men inflicted on their women, are instead dismissed as ‘racists’ and are hidden from public view. But as I have said and written elsewhere, the truest account of the reality of the past was written by the people who lived through it and experienced it first hand, and in good faith wrote down what they observed. There were as many autists writing letters and observations in their diaries and journals back then as there are reddit threads today.
Take Watkin Tench for instance. Tench, a British marine officer who arrived on the First Fleet, noticed a young woman’s head “covered by contusions, and mangled by scars.” She had a spear wound above her left knee caused by a man who dragged her home to rape her.
Tench wrote: “They are in all respects treated with savage barbarity; condemned not only to carry the children, but all other burthens. They meet in return for submission only with blows, kicks and every other mark of brutality.”
Tench observed that when an Aboriginal man “is provoked by a woman, he either spears her, or knocks her down on the spot; on this occasion he always strikes on the head, using indiscriminately a hatchet, a club, or any other weapon, which may chance to be in his hand.”– Watkin Tench, a British marine officer who arrived on the First Fleet
But it wasn’t just a single observation by a single man. There are countless documented contemporary examples from that time:
British soldier William Collins recounted how “We have seen some of these unfortunate beings with more scars upon their shorn heads, cut in every direction, than could be well distinguished or counted.”
In 1802 an explorer in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales wrote how, for a trivial reason, an Aboriginal “took his club and struck his wife’s head such a blow that she fell to the ground unconscious. After dinner … he got infuriated and again struck his wife on the head with his club, and left her on the ground nearly dying.” In 1825, the French explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville observed that “that young girls are brutally kidnapped from their families, violently dragged to isolated spots and are ravished after being subjected to a good deal of cruelty.”
George Robinson observed in the 1830s that Aboriginal men in Tasmania “courted” their women by stabbing them with sharp sticks and cutting them with knives prior to rape. A contemporaneous account by an ex-convict named Lingard noted that: “I scarcely ever saw a married woman, but she had got six or seven cuts in her head, given by her husband with a tomahawk, several inches in length and very deep.” Explorer Edward John Eyre similarly observed that “women are often sadly ill-treated by their husbands and friends. … They are frequently beaten about the head, with waddies [clubs], in the most dreadful manner, or speared in the limbs for the most trivial offences. … Few women will be found, upon examination, to be free from frightful scars upon their head, or the marks of spear wounds about the body. I have seen a young woman, who, from the number of these marks, appeared to have been riddled with spear wounds.”https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2022/10/31/aboriginal-worship-and-the-flight-from-whiteness-in-australia/
It is a blood liable against Colonial Australians that they raped and pillaged indigenous Australians on a grand scale. The majority of mixed race indigenous Australians today are descendants of indigenous women who flocked to the surplus availability of single white colonial men, who although carving out Australia from remote regions and services often with limited social skills themselves, still offered an immeasurably higher quality of life than the daily risk of being speared and raped by indigenous men.
None of these accounts are included in any of the history textbooks currently used in Australian schools, because it goes against the celebration of Indigenism and the transfer of power and notions of “Democracy” away from the simple majority, into where we are headed towards some sort of cultural power sharing arrangement…. always at the expense of our culture as Colonial Australians.
Instead we get this nonsense:
Over 30,000 years ago, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were baking bread in Australia. They developed this skill alongside their ability to harvest seeds and grains. Historian Bruce Pascoe says this makes them the world’s oldest bakers – they were baking 15,000 years before the next known bakers, the ancient Egyptians. How do we know this? One way is through the research of historians like Pascoe. Pascoe has written a lot about how they developed farm practices around Australia. These practices enabled them to settle in specific regions, and rely less on hunting and foraging. They were able to manage the land to create food for their communities.– Famous White Man Bruce Pascoe now included in “Cambridge Humanities for Victoria 7“
Such dishonesty is symptomatic of how Aboriginal history is taught in Australian schools. Students are fed a romanticized view devoid of any criticisms. Because the culture of Australia’s Aborigines was the most primitive in the world – they remained Stone Age hunter-gatherers right up until contact with Europeans. Is it a surprise that they were violent and barbaric? No. Is it something they should be ashamed of? No. These are not questions or considerations that are considered polite against the narrative of supposed Colonial despotism.
Even still despite all these accounts people like our very own FiO, will reject all that first hand good faith evidence as ‘bias’. Fine, there is more – it wasn’t just settler accounts that support these claims, numerous anthropological remains also support this view of extreme violence against indigenous women.
In 1995, paleopathologist Stephen Webb published his analysis of 4,500 individuals’ bones from mainland Australia going back 50,000 years. These bone collections were at the time being handed over to Aboriginal communities for re-burial, which stopped any follow-up studies.
He found highly disproportionate rates of injuries and fractures to women’s skulls, with the injuries suggesting deliberate attack and often attacks from behind, perhaps from domestic squabbles. In the tropics, for example, female head injury frequency was about 20–33%, versus 6.5–26% for males. The most extreme results were on the south coast, from Swanport and Adelaide, with female cranial trauma rates as high as 40–44%—two to four times the rate of male cranial trauma. In desert and south coast areas, 5–6% of female skulls had three separate head injuries, and 11–12% had two injuries.
The high rate of injuries to female heads was very different from the results from studies of other peoples. These findings, according to anthropologist Peter Sutton, confirm that serious armed assaults against women were common in Australia over thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans.
Now is a good time to point out that the way primitive societies treated women is often an extension of the historical story of invasion and conquest. As I’ve commented previously mainland Australia’s current indigenous culture is actually the culture of a previous group of invaders who invaded from PNG around 4000 years ago.
This is a very plausible theory. Firstly because most indigenous languages on mainland Australia appear to be related to each other, and the work of very progressive, liberal social studies scientists eager to earnestly understand the past, have basically traced all the languages back to the Gulf of Carpentaria
Most Indigenous languages in Australia likely originated from a remote spot in far north Queensland as recently as 4,000 years ago, before slowly spreading across the country, a new study has claimed. The paper, published in the journal Nature on Tuesday, mapped the origins of the Pama-Nyungan family of languages, which encompasses about 90% of the continent. It traced the dominant family of languages back to an area near an isolated place known today as Burketown.https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/mar/14/most-australian-indigenous-languages-came-from-just-one-place-research-claims
Because languages generally mutate at a fairly constant rate they can come up with a reasonable approximate date. Co-incidentally 4,000yrs ago was also around the time there was a noted and accepted outward expansion from PNG into the Pacific and Micronesia, which displaced nearly all the Y-chromosomes in those regions. So why should Australia be any different?
Generally what happens when an invading tribe of displaced males conquers another tribe they kill all the surviving men and boys, plus any disagreeable women, and then take the land and surviving women as their prize, i.e. their possession, raping and pillaging them. So while indigenous Australian’s might have been in Australia 40,000, the reality is only the female lines extend back that far – just like the female lines of early Europeans.
This behaviour would not be unique to Australia’s Indigenous. As I mentioned above it is already an accepted theory for the displacement of Y-Chromosomes in the Pacific. During the Ayran expansion in Europe, similar displacements of Neolithic Y-Chromosomes were also observed. In all likelihood Neolithic women who had the misfortune of living through the first few generations of conquest during the Aryan expansion, were likely to have experienced similar treatment as was observed in our indigenous people during first contact – it is just that our behaviours evolved, and I will argue in the face of rampant indigenisim, became morally defensible as better.
It is important to note that in our own examples of early historical societies, there is similar evidence of women being treated in a not too dissimilar fashion.
The Spartans are an example that quickly come to mind, although not as violent towards women as our indigenous Australians, women were by then still viewed as the property of males. Likewise with apoyphrical stories on the founding of Rome and how the men of Rome raided nearby villages of their women. Like I said, Neolithic women in the early generations of the Ayran expansion were probably similarly treated. It was a fact of life and an unfortunate part of savage human nature and history.
The reality is that Australian’s Indigenous culture of today is more of a direct descendant of those first rapes and violence against those conquered women and survivors of that barbaric male invasion 4,000 years ago. Women were viewed as the prize and possessions from Day1 and that culture of violence, rape and possession has been passed down ever since.
That is a large part of Australia’s indigenous cultural heritage and a large explanation as to the violence and suffering that exists in Australia’s indigenous communities today – Always Was, Always Will Be.
*This is article is not written to abuse our Indigenous Australians. The point is to actually point out what the reality was in terms of quality of life, prior to the foundation of Australia versus the sanitized “it was a nirvana” lie, used as the justification for the second dispossession that is taking place against existing Australians (indigenous too) right now.
I’ve said many times that as far as the equipment for complex civilization building, indigenous Australians were at a unique disadvantage with the complete lack of domesticatable animals that allows surplus labour and social capital to start accumulating. Throw in one of the harshest climates in the world and I will maintain they did very well to survive as they did. While there were examples of proto agriculture in Australia’s indigenous cultures, I often wonder if a domesticatable animal, like the cow, might have changed their history.
IMHO the violence in Indigenous Australia’s history is simply a snapshot of similar ways of life that existed in our own past, but theirs has been one that has been more constrained by resource scarcity and the ability to pass on improvements in our way of life, than our own ancestors eventually enjoyed.
So please in the comments below show respect to individuals of all races, while acknowledging or honestly discussing the differences and problems that exist.