The Australian Thanksgiving Myth That Historians Are Creating

David Bowie correctly sung that

For this is not America
Sha la la la la
This is not America, no
This is not, sha la la la la

Revisionist historians are creating a thanksgiving myth in Australia. According to the likes of Bruce Pascoe the First Fleeters were saved from starvation by the Aboriginals not with corn cobs but with wattle seed. The realities of colonisation are something more brutal. Kill the men and children then rape the women.

jamestown-massacre

There is no evidence to suggest that there was what we term agriculture as such across most of Australia prior to the arrival of Europeans.

No pyramids or ancient cities, no chariots of the gods.

 

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