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Kathy Adams No one would speak like this these days. You have to accept that it was true for its time but times have changed, and not always for the better.
I agree that the language used to describe the Aboriginal people was atrocious. Also the names they were give, such as Palm Olive, and Bournville (which was a well known brand of cocoa) - dreadful!
Fiona Yes, these terms are known, and were used in this era. I think that you may still find some old-timers on remote stations that use this language. We now see these terms as derogatory, but at that time they were not meant maliciously for the most part - it just seems that way through the lens of history.
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