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'Since 1788 the Aborigines of Australia have been subjected in varying degrees to an education system which has aimed to rationalise their dispossession from the land, deprecate their culture and, in general, endeavour to make the indigenous people of this country lose their own rich cultural background and think, act and hold the same values as middle class Europeans.'

Keywords: Black Community School, Black Community School, education, Townsville

Author: Graham, Trevor
Source: Report by the National Aboriginal Education Committee 1977.