Tagged with Aborigines

The Wrong Afterlife

This is from the Galway ┬áMercury of September 1851: “The natives of Australia formerly believed that after death they were changed into some animal but now they think that they return to earth as white men. “Never mind,” said one of the men, about to be executed at Melbourne. “I jump up white fellow – … Continue reading

Aborigines And Cricket

This is a story I heard of a while ago and it still intrigues me. Almost 150 years ago, a team of Australian aborigines came to England for the first cricket tour. This is the subject of an exhibition at the British Musum later this year, called Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation. The exhibition curator Dr … Continue reading