Your Education section is putting Australian history as known by Bruce Pascoe on TV.
He is telling lies.
Your Education section is supposed to know something.
There is no excuse for being ignorant about our history as there is a huge number of books written by our forefathers who lived in earlier times. Many of these are free on gutenberg.org. I have put one link below.
The following I emailed and sent to them in their online form.
The history you have put on the ABC is not that depicted by the early colonists. You can read the books published by a number of the officers and men who were with the First Fleet on www.gutenberg.org, which has enough books to warrant an Australian section.
For you people as Education types to not know what is truth and fiction is inappropriate.
To give credence to the lies told by Bruce Pascoe is wrong.
Aboriginals were written about in all these books and they all have the same message in that they were stone age wanderers.
They were not farmers.
When the First Fleet arrived and was beginning farming the local Aboriginals were offered the same gear as the newcomers who were commencing farming. That is seeds, implements, support. Of all the Aboriginals they were in contact in Sydney one, that is 1, that is a single Aboriginal took up the offer to be supported in becoming a farmer.
You people need to get to know your history so you do not promote lies.
The books on gutenberg also cover other parts of Australia from William Dampier in the west to sailors wrecked down in Victoria to Captain Cook’s tale of fixing his ship up north.
Some of the books you can read to actually know some of Australia’s history are shown here.
Hurry up and get educated so you do not put lies on your website.
Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World_files
Journal Gregory Blaxland
AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES Vol 1
or in full
AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES:
WITH REMARKS ON THE DISPOSITIONS, CUSTOMS, MANNERS, etc.
OF THE NATIVE INHABITANTS OF THAT COUNTRY.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED, SOME PARTICULARS OF NEW ZEALAND; COMPILED,
BY PERMISSION, FROM THE MSS. OF LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR KING.
By DAVID COLLINS, Esquire,
AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES Vol 2
An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island
THE PRESENT PICTURE OF NEW SOUTH WALES 1811
EARLY HISTORY OF THE COLONY OF VICTORIA
A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench
Life and Adventures of William Buckley
History of the Colony of Queensland Volume I
The History of Tasmania Volume I
The History of Tasmania Volume II