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This is a list of some massacres of Aboriginal Australians by christians and jews

This is a list of  some massacres of Aboriginal Australians. For
discussion of the historical arguments around these conflicts see the
articles on the History Wars and the Black armband view of history,
plus the section on impact of European settlement in the article on
Indigenous Australians .

[edit] 1800s

    * The Black War refers to a period of intermittent conflict
between the British colonists and Aborigines in Van Diemen’s Land (now
Tasmania) in the early years of the 1800s. The conflict has been
described as a genocide resulting in the decimation of the full-blood
Tasmanian Aboriginal population, though there are presently many
thousands of individuals with degrees of Tasmanian Aboriginal
background. The culmination of this period was the forcible removal of
the survivors, in the 1830s, to Flinders Island in Bass Strait. The
specially built settlement was not suitable, with terrible living
conditions and many died from disease introduced by Europeans. Later
they were moved to a settlement at Oyster Cove south of Hobart. Some
of the descendants of the Tasmanian Aborigines still live on Flinders
Island and nearby Cape Barren Island. [1]

[edit] 1820s

    * 1824 Bathurst massacre: Following the killing of seven Europeans
by Aboriginal people around Bathurst, New South Wales, martial law was
declared and around 100 Aboriginal people killed. [2] [3]

[edit] 1830s

    * 1830 Fremantle, Western Australia,: The first official
‘punishment raid’ on Aboriginal people in Western Australia, led by
Captain Irwin took place in May 1830. A detachment of soldiers led by
Irwin attacked an Aboriginal encampment north of Fremantle in the
belief that it contained men who had ‘broken into and plundered the
house of a man called Paton’ and killed some poultry. Paton had called
together a number of settlers who, armed with muskets, set after the
Aborigines and came upon them not far from the home. ‘The tall savage
who appeared the Chief showed unequivocal gestures of defiance and
contempt’ and was accordingly shot. Irwin stated, "This daring and
hostile conduct of the natives induced me to seize the opportunity to
make them sensible to our superiority, by showing how severely we
could retaliate their aggression." In actions that followed over the
next few days, more Aborigines were killed and wounded. [4] [5]

    * 1833-34 Convincing Ground massacre (Gunditjmara): On the shore
near Portland, Victoria was one of the largest recorded massacres in
Victoria. Whalers and the local Kilcarer Gunditjmara people disputed
rights to a beached whale carcass. [6]

    * 1834: Battle of Pinjarra, Western Australia: Official records
state 14 Aboriginal people killed, but other accounts put the figure
much higher [7] [8]

    * 1838 Myall Creek massacre – 10th June: 28 people killed at Myall
Creek near Inverell, New South Wales. This was the first Aboriginal
massacre for which European settlers were tried. Eleven men were
charged with murder but acquitted. A new trial was held and the seven
men charged with the murder of one Aboriginal child. They were found
guilty and hanged.

    * 1838 Waterloo Creek massacre: A Sydney mounted police detachment
attacked an encampment of Kamilaroi people at a place called Waterloo
Creek in remote bushland. [9]

    * 1838 Benalla (Benalta run – musk duck): Grantville Stapylton
named the river ‘Broken’. In April of that year a party of some 18
men, in the employ of George Faithful and William Faithfull, were
searching out new land to the south of Wangaratta. Then, in the
vicinity of, or possibly on, the present townsite of Benalla, it is
alleged that a large number of Aborigines attacked the party’s camp.
At least one Koori and somewhere between eight and thirteen Europeans
died in what became known as the Faithfull Massacre. Local reprisals
lasted a number of years, resulting in the deaths of up to 100
Aborigines. The reason for the attack is unclear although some sources
claim that the men took shots at local Aborigines and generally
provoked them. It also seems they were camping on a hunting ground

    This "hunting ground" would have been a ceremonial ground probably
called a ‘Kangaroo ground’. Hunting grounds were all over so not
something that would instigate an attack. The colonial government
decided to "open up" the lands south of Yass after the Faithful
Massacre and bring them under British rule. This was as much to try
and protect the Aboriginal people from reprisals as to open up new
lands for the colonists. The Aboriginal people were (supposedly)
protected under British law.

    * 1830s – 1840s Wiradjuri Wars: Clashes between European settlers
and Wiradjuri were very violent, particularly around the Murrumbidgee.
The loss of fishing grounds and significant sites and the killing of
Aboriginal people was retaliated through attacks with spears on cattle
and stockmen. In the 1850s there were still corroborees around Mudgee
but there were fewer clashes. Known cermeony continued at the
Murrumbidgee into the 1890s. European settlement had taken hold and
the Aboriginal population was in temporary decline.

[edit] 1840s

    * 1840-1850 Gippsland massacres of the Gunai people in East
Gippsland, Victoria, Australia in response to their resistance to
European settlement on their land. The real death toll is unclear as
few records exist or were made at the time. From available evidence
(letters and diaries), it appears[10]:
          o 1840 – Nuntin- unknown number killed by Angus McMillan’s
          o 1840 – Boney Point – "Angus McMillan and his men took a
heavy toll of Aboriginal lives"
          o 1841 – Butchers Creek – 30-35 shot by Angus McMillan’s men
          o 1841 – Maffra – unknown number shot by Angus McMillan’s
          o 1842 – Skull Creek – unknown number killed
          o 1842 – Bruthen Creek – "hundreds killed"
          o 1843 – Warrigal Creek – between 60 and 180 shot by Angus
McMillan and his men
          o 1844 – Maffra – unknown number killed
          o 1846 – South Gippsland – 14 killed
          o 1846 – Snowy River – 8 killed by Captain Dana and the
Aboriginal Police
          o 1846-47 – Central Gippsland – 50 or more shot by armed
party hunting for a white woman supposedly held by Aborigines; no such
woman was ever found.
          o 1850 – East Gippsland – 15-20 killed
          o 1850 – Murrindal – 16 poisoned

    * 1841 Wonnerup Massacre: George Layman was speared by a Wardandi
(from Wardan = Ocean) man, Gaywer, at Wonnerup House, Capel, Western
Australia when he refused to release an Aboriginal woman held at the
house. This led to the Wonnerup Massacre where white settlers rode
abreast through the tuart forest killing over 250 people on their
tribal land. The dead are reputed to be buried at Ludlow Forest,
currently being mined for mineral sands by Cable Sands. [11]

    * 1841 Rufus River Massacre – August: 35 Maraura people killed in
a two-day conflict with a number of police and volunteers from
Adelaide after sheep and cattle were stolen and several months of
violent tension.

    * 1842 Deen Maar – Eumerella Wars took place over 20 years in the
mid-1800s. The remains of people involved in the conflict are at Deen

    * 1846 Blanket Bay, Cape Otway, Victoria – July: Rape and killing
of numerous local Katabanut (king parrot) people during an expedition
of Native Police dispatched by Captain Foster Fyans.

[edit] 1850s-1890s

    * 1864 Richmond River massacre – January: 100 people killed at
Richmond River, New South Wales.

    * 1865 The La Grange expedition was a search expedition carried
out in the vicinity of La Grange Bay in the Kimberley region of
Western Australia led by Maitland Brown that led to the death of up to
20 Aboriginal people. The expedition has been celebrated with the
Explorers’ Monument in Fremantle, Western Australia.

    * 1868 Flying Foam massacre, Dampier Archipelago, Western
Australia. Following the killing of two police and two settlers by
local Yaburara people, two parties of settlers from the Roebourne
area, led by prominent pastoralists Alexander McRae and John Withnell,
killed an unknown number of Yaburara. Estimates of the number of dead
range from 20 to 150.[12]

    * 1874 Barrow Creek Massacre – February (NT): Mounted Constable
Samuel Gason arrived at Barrow Creek and a police station was opened.
Eight days later a group of Kaytetye men attacked the station, either
in retaltiation for treatment of Kaytetye women, the closing off of
their only water source, or both. Two white men were killed and one
wounded. Samuel Gason mounted a large police hunt against the Kaytetye
resulting in the killing of many Aboriginal men, women and children –
some say up to 90. [13] Skull Creek takes its name from the bleached
bones found there long after [14].

    * 1880s-90s Arnhem Land: Series of skirmishes and "wars" between
Yolngu and whites. Several massacres at Florida Station [2]. Richard
Trudgen[3] also writes of several massacres in this area, including an
incident where Yolngu were fed poisoned horsemeat after they killed
and ate some cattle (under their law, it was their land and they had
an inalienable right to eat animals on their land). Many people died
as a result of that incident. Trudgen also talks of a massacre ten
years later after some Yolngu took a small amount of barbed wire from
a huge roll to build fishing spears. Men, women and children were
chased by mounted police and men from the Eastern and African Cold
Storage Company and shot.

    * 1884 Battle Mountain: 200 Kalkadoon people killed near Mount
Isa, Queensland after a Chinese shepherd had been murdered.

    * 1887 Halls Creek Western Australia. Mary Durack suggests there
was a conspiracy of silence about the massacres of Djara, Konejandi
and Walmadjari peoples about attacks on Aborigines by white gold-
miners, Aboriginal reprisals and consequent massacres at

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Benjamin Rosenfeld, found guilty , smuggled ecstasy worth $45m: from Israel

Man smuggled ecstasy worth $45m: court

A man used his legitimate trading business to smuggle more than 100
kilograms of ecstasy into Australia from Israel in hot water systems,
his lawyer says.

Benjamin Rosenfeld, 46, is awaiting sentence after being convicted by
a jury of importing a commercial quantity of MDMA.

Crown Prosecutor Paul McGuire told the Sydney District Court,
Rosenfeld had arranged the entire operation from start to finish,
including picking up the hot water tanks from an Israeli factory and
driving them to the shipping yard.

Once in Australia, he arranged for the three hot water systems to be
kept at a northern Sydney storage facility.

Mr McGuire said customs officers opened the systems when they entered
Australia and found 172 tennis ball canisters.

Inside they found 112kg of MDMA powder of 80.3 per cent purity.

This equated to 90.35kg of pure MDMA with a value of up to $13.5
million, Mr McGuire said.

"That amount is 180 times the prescribed commercial quantity set out
(by law)," he told Judge Anthony Puckeridge.

"This was a sizeable, substantial and significant importation in
relation to quality and quantity."

The drugs would have been enough for 1.2 million street deals with a
value of up to $45 million, he said.

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An Inconvenient Truth For The IPCC

An Inconvenient Truth For The IPCC

January 31, 2008 at 09:04am

The failure of the world to heat since 1998 is now so hard to ignore
that even the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is
forced to acknowledge it. But he’s sure not happy:

Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the U.N. Panel that shared the 2007 Nobel
Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, said he would look
into the apparent temperature plateau so far this century.

"One would really have to see on the basis of some analysis what this
really represents," he told Reuters, adding "are there natural factors
compensating?" for increases in greenhouse gases from human activities.

He added that sceptics about a human role in climate change delighted in
hints that temperatures might not be rising. "There are some people who
would want to find every single excuse to say that this is all hogwash,"
he said.

Actually, sceptics don’t say this proves man-made global warming "is all
hogwash". They tend to say instead that the models on which Pachauri’s
IPCC relies didn’t predict this, and the runaway warming alarmists claim
we’re suffering is not in fact occuring.…



"Attributing global climate change to human CO2 production is akin to
trying to diagnose an automotive problem by ignoring the engine
(analogous to the Sun in the climate system) and the transmission (water
vapour) and instead focusing entirely, not on one nut on a rear wheel,
which would be analogous to total CO2, but on one thread on that nut,
which represents the human contribution." Dr. Timothy Ball, Chairman of
the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (, Former Professor
Of Climatology, University of Winnipeg

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Devastating Climate Change In China

 January 31, 2008

China is suffering from climate change, but not of the kind you’d

One of the worst snowstorms to hit China since the government began
keeping records in 1950 has wreaked havoc throughout the country. At
least two dozen people have died in accidents and 827,000 people have
been displaced. Heavy snowfall has caused gridlock at train stations and
airports, just two weeks before the Chinese New Year begins and hundreds
of millions of Chinese return home for the holidays.

The weather is already taking its toll on the Chinese economy. So far
the snowstorms have cost $3 billion in damages, according to the Civil
Affairs Ministry. The heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain have created
transportation bottlenecks for travelers as well as for shipments of
coal, vital to fueling China’s power plants.

But colder or hotter, the same culprit is always to blame:

Chinese meteorologists blame global climate change for the unseasonably
high snowfall.

This of course follows an unusually cold and snowy winter in Argentina,
Chile, Uruguay and New Zealand.

Global warming sure is a trickster.…



"Attributing global climate change to human CO2 production is akin to
trying to diagnose an automotive problem by ignoring the engine
(analogous to the Sun in the climate system) and the transmission (water
vapour) and instead focusing entirely, not on one nut on a rear wheel,
which would be analogous to total CO2, but on one thread on that nut,
which represents the human contribution." Dr. Timothy Ball, Chairman of
the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (, Former Professor
Of Climatology, University of Winnipeg

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Scientists Debunk Lies of Polar Bear Endangerment

Scientists Debunk Lies of Polar Bear Endangerment

US Senate Report Debunks Polar Bear Extinction Fears

By EPW Blog

January 30, 2008

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is considering listing the
polar bear a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. This
report details the scientists debunking polar bear endangerment fears.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service estimates that the polar bear
population is currently at 20,000 to 25,000 bears, up from as low as
5,000-10,000 bears in the 1950s and 1960s.  A 2002 U.S. Geological
Survey of wildlife in the Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain noted that the
polar bear populations "may now be near historic highs." The alarm about
the future of polar bear decline is based on speculative computer model
predictions many decades in the future. And the methodology of these
computer models is being challenged by many scientists and forecasting
experts. (LINK)

Scientists Debunk Fears of Global Warming Related Polar Bear

Canadian biologist Dr. Mitchell Taylor, the director of wildlife
research with the Arctic government of Nunavut: "Of the 13 populations
of polar bears in Canada, 11 are stable or increasing in number. They
are not going extinct, or even appear to be affected at present," Taylor
said. "It is just silly to predict the demise of polar bears in 25 years
based on media-assisted hysteria." (LINK)

Evolutionary Biologist and Paleozoologist Dr. Susan Crockford of
University of Victoria in Canada has published a number of papers in
peer-reviewed academic journals. "Polar bears, for example, survived
several episodes of much warmer climate over the last 10,000 years than
exists today," Crockford wrote. "There is no evidence to suggest that
the polar bear or its food supply is in danger of disappearing entirely
with increased Arctic warming, regardless of the dire fairy-tale
scenarios predicted by computer models." (LINK)

Award-winning quaternary geologist Dr. Olafur Ingolfsson, a professor
from the University of Iceland, has conducted extensive expeditions and
field research in both the Arctic and Antarctic. "We have this specimen
that confirms the polar bear was a morphologically distinct species at
least 100,000 years ago, and this basically means that the polar bear
has already survived one interglacial period," Ingolfsson said. "This is
telling us that despite the on-going warming in the Arctic today, maybe
we don’t have to be quite so worried about the polar bear." (LINK)

Internationally known forecasting pioneer Dr. Scott Armstrong of the
Wharton School at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania and his
colleague, forecasting expert Dr. Kesten Green of Monash University in
Australia, co-authored a January 27, 2008 paper with Harvard
astrophysicist Dr. Willie Soon which found that polar bear extinction
predictions violate "scientific forecasting procedures." Excerpt: The
study analyzed the methodology behind key polar bear population
prediction and found that one of the two key reports in support of
listing the bears had "extrapolated nearly 100 years into the future on
the basis of only five years data – and data for these years were of
doubtful validity." (LINK)

Biologist Dr. Matthew Cronin, a research professor at the School of
Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Alaska
Fairbanks: "We don’t know what the future ice conditions will be, as
there is apparently considerable uncertainty in the sea ice models
regarding the timing and extent of sea ice loss.  Also, polar bear
populations are generally healthy and have increased worldwide over the
last few decades," Cronin said. (LINK) & (LINK)

Naturalist Nigel Marven is a trained zoologist, botanist, and a UK
wildlife documentary maker who spent three months studying and filming
polar bears in Canada’s arctic in 2007. "I think climate change is
happening, but as far as the polar bear disappearing is concerned, I
have never been more convinced that this is just scaremongering. People
are deliberately seeking out skinny bears and filming them to show they
are dying out. That’s not right," Marven said. (LINK) & (LINK)

Biologist Josef Reichholf, who heads the Vertebrates Department at the
National Zoological Collection in Munich: "In warmer regions it takes
far less effort to ensure survival," Reichholf said. "How did the polar
bear survive the last warm period? . Look at the polar bear’s close
relative, the brown bear. It is found across a broad geographic region,
ranging from Europe across the Near East and North Asia, to Canada and
the United States. Whether bears survive will depend on human beings,
not the climate." (LINK)

Polar bear expert Dennis Compayre, formerly of the conservation group
Polar Bears International, has studied the bears for almost 30 years in
their natural habitat and is working on a new UK documentary about the
bears. "I tell you there are as many bears here now as there were when I
was a kid," Compayre said. "Churchill [in Northern Canada] is full of
these scientists going on about vanishing bears and thinner bears. They
come here preaching doom, but I question whether some of them really
have the bears’ best interests at heart." (LINK)

Botanist Dr. David Bellamy, a famed UK environmental campaigner, former
lecturer at Durham University, and host of a popular UK TV series on
wildlife: "Why scare the families of the world with tales that polar
bears are heading for extinction when there is good evidence that there
are now twice as many of these iconic animals, most doing well in the
Arctic than there were 20 years ago?" (LINK)



"Attributing global climate change to human CO2 production is akin to
trying to diagnose an automotive problem by ignoring the engine
(analogous to the Sun in the climate system) and the transmission (water
vapour) and instead focusing entirely, not on one nut on a rear wheel,
which would be analogous to total CO2, but on one thread on that nut,
which represents the human contribution." Dr. Timothy Ball, Chairman of
the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (, Former Professor
Of Climatology, University of Winnipeg

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ValueFirst helps brands to check fake sale

ValueFirst signs up with a leading lube-oil and a mattress company to
help them check fake sale

ValueFirst, one of the largest Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)
of data services is now helping brands prevent fake sale by using SMS
as a medium to prevent fraud. It recently signed up with a leading
lube-oil company and a leading brand of mattresses in India.

Sale of fake goods is a serious problem in some economies like India
and China and some of the brands are having a tough time to cope up
with it. According to one estimate around 50% of the Kanch silk sarees
sold in India are fake. Sale of fake mineral water is another big
issue in India and it not only leads to loss of sale for the brand,
but also health problems and tarnished brand image.

Some of the companies are now using the mobile technology to get rid
of the issue. ValueFirst is helping these clients to design a solution
which uses a pre-defined SMS from the end-consumer as a medium to
verify the authenticity of the goods purchased.

The solution has already been deployed for two clients and they have
realized a significant reduction in sale of fake goods by being able
to take corrective action on finding the fake good. ValueFirst
believes that proper use of technology along with education to the
consumers can reduce the sale of fake goods considerably.

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Garrett Combs His Hair While The Sea Turns Red And The Nation Boils

OK Mr Midnight Oil, friend of the environment and Aboriginals. Now that
you are environment minister of the worlds worst emitter of atmospheric
carbon per person, and the country that is still land-clearing its last
forests for the sake of the bank accounts of Gunns overseas investors,
when are you going to stop smoking the midnight oil and do what you were
elected to do? The ducking and weaving on the big ecological issues has
got to end. We are now demanding a permanent end to the conversion of
native forest in Australia to wood chips and tree plantations. The crooked
Labor aparachiks must go. This industry is long overdue for a Royal
Commission and total restructuring. Its your job and it will be completed
this year.

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Garrett To Undergo Hair Transplant If He Utters The Words 'Pulp Mill'

He’s had strict orders from the CFMEU to keep his mouth shut tight on
anything to do with land clearing, wood-chipping, deforestation, Gunns,
pulp mills, Tamar Valley, Paul Lennon and corruption. He is allowed to
talk about whales or any threatened species OUTSIDE Australia, or logging
in any 3rd world country thats not being done by anyone friendly with the
CFMEU. Peter Garrett, Minister For Doing As Your Told.

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old article

Hi Folks,

I am looking for this 29 year article, written by W Buffett, but
unfortunately, most library databases do not go back that far.  Can
anyone help.

The aricle is called, "You Pay a Very High Price in the Stock Market
for a Cheery Consensus," Forbes 6 August 1979.

Much appreciated and thank you in advance.

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Securities market

The term securities markets enclose a number of markets in which
securities can be bought and sold.  These securities markets can be
classified into four types of markets:

* Primary market
* Secondary market
* Money market
* Capital market

The existence of these markets is advantageous to both the issuer of
the security and the investor.

A further exposition for a better understanding maybe read at:

(You may click on the link above or type the complete URL address into
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