RE: Rumsfeld Says...

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    Hi Jeremy

    > Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 18:31:24 +1100
    > From: Jeremy Bradley <>
    > Subject: RE: Rumsfeld Says...
    > At 09:19 PM 7/03/02 +0000, you wrote:
    > Snip........
    >> 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.
    > Jeremy

    Thanks, i wasn't aware of this.
    >> 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.
    >> Regards
    >> Steve
    > 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.
    > Cheers
    > Jeremy

    The cave art i referred to was in the region of 40,000 years ago, and
    presumably painted by the ancestors of the Aborigines, and pre dates
    European cave art. I.E. its is the oldest human cave art. As i said i can't
    access the file with the reference in at the moment, unfortunately.



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