A university in Australia has been accused of “rewriting history” after it was revealed that it encourages students to use the terms "invaded, occupied, and colonized" when referring to the role of British settlers in the 18th century.
The contents of the University of New South Wales' (UNSW) Indigenous Terminology Guide emerged after the Australian Daily Telegraph ran a piece with the headline 'Whitewash,' which criticized the university's advocacy of the word “invaded” over “discovered” or “settled.”
“UNSW rewrites the history books to state [Captain James] Cook 'invaded' Australia,” the front page of the newspaper claimed.
Cook claimed possession of the east coast of current-day Australia on behalf of Britain in 1770, after more than 160 years of mapping and exploration mainly by the Dutch.
According to the guide, the word “invasion” should be used instead of “settled” or “discovered” when referring to Australia's history.
“Describing the arrival of the Europeans as a 'settlement' attempts to view Australian history from the shores of England rather than the shores of Australia,” the document states.
It goes on to say that "most Aboriginal people find the use of the word 'discovery' offensive.”
There were already more than 250 tribes of Aboriginal people living on the territory when Cook claimed possession of the area. Those tribes were later denied rights to land, citizenship, and equal status during a process of colonization and land confiscation.
The university has defended its guide in a statement, denying accusations that it is trying to “dictate” the language used by its students.
"The guide does not mandate what language can be used. Rather, it uses a more appropriate/less appropriate format, providing a range of examples,” the university said.
"Recognizing the power of language, the terminology guide is designed as a resource to assist staff and students in describing Indigenous Australian peoples and their history and culture,” the statement continues.
"The University is committed to giving all our students a positive and inclusive learning experience and respecting and learning about Indigenous knowledge is integral to that.”
Ron: the Australian "government" is a Jew owned corporation registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Jews also own and/or control the corporation(s) that owns the Australian Daily Telegraph and the rest of the Australian MSM. The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull reckons he has Jewish genes. The Jew controlled British government that still controls the Imperial Statute, a portion of which is hilariously said to constitute the "Australian Constitution", reckons that Australia was Terra Nullius - a land without people - when Captain Cook arrived. The corporation known as the Australian High Court agrees with its Jew controlled British masters. How dare an Australian university presume to even suggest that Australia's founding myths might be bare faced LIES! Those responsible should be whipped and "transported" to Port Arthur in Van Dieman's Land to serve at hard labour for the term of their natural lives!
Many on social media have also agreed with the university's perspective.