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This post will be quite short, but I wanted to briefly discuss Indigenous Australian stories which are available in the Australian mainstream.

I think stories are important. One of the things about being in a minority or an oppressed group is that you get used to seeing people who are “not like you”, to not seeing people who are “like you”, in mainstream stories.

Or, if you do see people who are “like you”, they usually have some special role, no character development, they’re 2D and in black-and-white rather than full colour. Often entirely good or entirely bad.

So I thought that I’d write about the exposure that I had to stories of Indigenous Australians as I was growing up, to illustrate the paucity of information about the Indigenous Australian experience in the (relative) mainstream.

First of all: Dreamtime stories.


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