Mark O'Connor


The usual Aboriginal line on Australia’s Bicentennial has been that the 200 years of white occupation are small beer beside the 40,000 to 100,000 years of Aboriginal presence. Yet 1988 may prove an important milestone for modern Aborigines, and may yet justify Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s (Kath Walker’s) belief that blacks should use the Bicentennial ‘to educate, not to celebrate.



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