Those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it.

Shock and Awe 1897 style – “The Aboriginal Protection and Restriction of the sale of Opium Act”.

“A bill to make provision for the better protection and care of the Aboriginal and Half–caste inhabitants of the colony and to make more effectual provisions for restricting the sale and distribution of opium”

link to the act (PDF)

This is the Queensland law used to incarcerate Aboriginal people in concentration camps or send to white homes and farms as as slave labourers – all for their own good?


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