This is a test.

If I were doing a topic on the prospects of Indigenous health under our new LNP government, I might use this picture/quote to highlight a discussion on employment and its relationship to good health.

I clicked on the "File" icon above, uploaded a image I saved from Google Images to my computer. I then selected the picture I uploaded and it automatically posted to my wiki page.


To represent a discussion on the history of Australian Aboriginal politics, I might use these "cultural artefacts"

These two pictures are referring to the referendum of 1967. This referendum was a result of a very strong push for social change (see the third picture). People were asked to vote Yes or No to support these two things: 1) should the commonwealth be allowed to intervene on behalf of Indigenous people and override State law; and 2) should Indigenous people be included in the census, and thus give them pseudo-citizen ship. Of note, getting a "Yes" in referendums are quite rare, but this got an overwhelming yes response. This was a very positive sign and encouragement for those who had fought hard for equality. However, this referendum did not guarantee Indigenous Australians equality. It is actually a myth that this referendum was about giving Aboriginal people the right to vote (they already could vote in most jurisdictions on a voluntary basis - not compulsory like other Australians), and it was not about granting full citizenship or equal rights. But it was a step in the right direction.

1967-referendum.jpg referendum-VoteYesForAborig.jpg

This was the protest era. After the war there was a swing towards conservationism as people wanted to "just get on with life", get over broken families, injuries, and work hard to earn enough money to live. However, after some time it was starting to be evident that the world that people fought for and endured hardships for was not coming: there were still injustices and inequities. Feminism and Women's Rights movements were big contributors to the social protest era. It is recognised that Australian women really lead the way in this, even though in the next decade American women involved in fighting for women's rights claimed they were the first true feminists. In Australia, though, we also saw Indigenous and non Indigenous people fight for the rights of our First People. Below is a photo.


You can also add links to videos or songs that are online.
You can do this by highlighting the word you want the link attached to (in this case, the word "video"), then click on the link icon above and clicking on web page. option on the side menu of the pop up box.

In my class, I have had a few questions about what a cultural artefact is, how you physically add it to your wiki, and how you use it in your discussion. I hope this has given you a few ideas.


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