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What did you write for the short response, 5 marker? (1 Viewer)

thommy

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Mine was on the Aborigines, and had a quote from The Sydney Morning Herald 2007. I just wrote they were deprived of land, language, ritual etc... What about you?
 

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Pretty much the same. How without that they couldn't express the dreaming core to their spirituality or some crap.
 

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i also talked about how, exactly, the dispossession has affected them. high unemployment, infant fatalities and crime rates, low literacy and life expectancy.
 

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I also mentioned things like that, but only briefly since it was meant to be about their spirituality.

I also talked briefly about Reconciliation/Mabo/Wik trying to help the problem..
 

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I mentioned assimilation and protection policies used to dispossess them.
 

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Dispossession took away their connection to their land, kinship groups, rituals, language, burial place and elders can't pass on the overall culture.
 

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my whole school life studying aboriginals, so 5 marks on that what pretty easy..
just about connection with the land and loss of spirituality becaue of that.. and some other stuff that people have already said too..
 

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hujikolp said:
my whole school life studying aboriginals.
Sounds rather clinical.



I focused on the quote in my answer rather than the general effects of dispossession. So I wrote about the irreparable damage done to the Dreaming through the seperation of elders and their successors in the Stolen Generations, and the enforced seperation from traditional lands. It was a bit of a doom&gloom piece - knowledge lost cannot easily be regained, especially knowledge of a lifestyle &/or a spirituality.
 

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