Live like a white man?!!

You're not allowed to dance or speak

I found this certificate and the more I read, the more shocked I was. Have a read for yourself.

“This is your chance to be free of the Aborigines Protection Act and live like a white man”

During the 1950s, Indigenous Australians were required to carry papers to walk down the streets of the Australia. There were prohibited to talk in their native tongue and they are not allowed to do any ritual dance. Indigenous Australians for a long time were treated like fauna and flora, sadly, they were not recognised as people.

I plan to learn more and share what I learnt with you soon.

-Suzanne Nguyen

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