RE: Rumsfeld Says...

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Date: Fri Mar 08 2002 - 07:31:24 GMT

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    At 09:19 PM 7/03/02 +0000, you wrote:

    >I have a little sympathy with your point of view, though my knowledge comes
    >only from books and documentaries, and not much of them either. From what i
    >understand, they did not really catch on to the idea of armed resistance
    >that other cultures did, such as the North Americans and the South African
    >etc, indigenous populations.

    An interesting point Steve
    Records show that there was more resistance than we have been led to
    believe. However, it does seem a) that there were few instances of the use
    of firearms by Australian peoples until after the conquest, and b) they
    fought within their Law, which allowed only for pay-back killings and not
    the punitive expeditions that were mounted against them. They therefore
    lost their numbers due to inferior weapons and superior morals.

    >I did note that IIRC (now i know what it means!), that New Scientist did an
    >article about how the first evidence of cave art can be found in Australia,
    >and that it also depicts a boat. I can't check this as i don't subscribe to
    >NS, and i can't check my files at the moment as i don't have acopy of
    >Appleworks to decode my files. Sorry.

    Yes Steve
    As I have been saying to Vincent, the cave art is a significant record. The
    painting you refer to recorded the passing of Mathew Flinders' voyage of
    circumnavigation. A voyage commemorating the bicentenary of this event left
    Sydney yesterday.

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