Still Here – A brief History of Aboriginal People in Melbourne’s West

Panel 3 – Invasion

Not long after the Europeans arrived war broke out between the two races, in many different forms.

For a long time the Europeans denied that the Aboriginal people fought back, in order to deny that these people existed and that they had a culture. To acknowledge the fact that the Aboriginal people fought in proper battles and that they used tactics in war would suggest that they had intelligence and a possibly culture to protect. This would identify the Europeans as Invaders.

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