Just how much is made up?

Something seems a little fishy when it comes to the history of Aboriginal Australians.

For instance, we’re told that there were about 750,000 Aborigines in 1788.

And we’re also told that there were 400+ Aboriginal nations in 1788.

If both of those statements are correct, it means the average Aboriginal nation had a grand total of 1,875 citizens.

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a nation with 1,875 citizens.

That’s not a nation. It’s barely even a crowd.

And if the answer has to be wrong while the logic is sound, then the ‘facts’ that lead to the conclusion must be wrong as well. Either there weren’t 750,000 Aborigines in 1788 or there weren’t 400+ nations.

So, how much is made up?

We know a lot is.

For instance, Adam Goode’s infamous ‘war dance’ was entirely made up. It doesn’t stretch back 50,000 years. It doesn’t even make it back to 1788. Its history goes back to 2009 and a footy trip to PNG.

Australians with aboriginal heritage can and should rightly be proud of the contributions that they have made to this nation.

But it’s a real hard sell asking them (and the rest of us) to respect a history that seems more mythical than actual.

We’re supposed to be voting on changes to our nation’s constitution shortly. And while ever these changes are predicated on day dreams and a victimhood mentality, Australians are unlikely to vote for them.

However, that won’t stop another divisive and pointless debate and allegations that Australia is populated with a multitude of racists simply because they don’t give in to the latest PC push…

Aboriginal map

This ‘map’ promoted by the ABC claims to show the various Aboriginal nations in Australia prior to 1788.

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of eight children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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