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Another support letter April 22, 2006

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From The Age

It appears that in recent times there is again a negative over-representation in the popular press about indigenous people and issues.

It is of great concern that indigenous Australians are presented as a problem to Australia and not as contributors.

How can we achieve reconciliation if we continually portray the negative and perpetuate negative stereotyping and urban myths?

What about stories of indigenous war heroes such as Captain Reg Saunders or his brother Harry (killed on the Kokoda Trail)? Great humanitarians such as Sir Douglas Nicholls? Great inventors such as David Unaipon?

Is it any wonder that there is such a racial abyss in Australia when our popular press for the most part vilifies indigenous Australians with apparent manipulative abandon?
Richard J. Frankland, Belmont

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