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‘You don’t belong to my country either.’ How two Noongar boys spoke up, a world away from home

posted on 2022-03-28, 02:46 authored by Liz ConorLiz Conor
In June 1849, a military formation charged through the streets of Paris. Mounted guns rumbled past, horses shied and pawed the ground – and, from a balcony above, two Australian Aboriginal boys offered to enter the fray and step between the sparring parties to effect a ceasefire.


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The Conversation

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The Conversation Media Group

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Parkville, Victoria



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