Sovereign rights exposed
South Australia has for too long bragged to be the only
colony in Australia to be established entirely through supposed free
We may not have been settled on the back of convict arrivals,
but unfortunately South Australia was actually built on an unlawful land grab
that breached British laws protecting the rights of Aboriginal people.
The silence of this unlawful land grab has been defining to say
the least, says Mark M Aldridge Independent Candidate for the legislative council,
this subject is not new on the political front by any means and it now is the
time to bring it all out in the open.
All those years ago, laws were in place for the rightful
purchase of the traditional owners land, but as to why they were ignored is now
only speculation, although it would be an easy guess.
This situation has not remained quiet due to ignorance, but more
so through incompetence and self-serving consecutive governments, says Mark.
Now is the time to work together for a new treaty of
understanding between the South Australian government and its indigenous
people, no more sweeping it under the rug, the truth is about to come out and
appropriate action is long over due.
The Letters Patent issued by King William IV in 1836
establishing the province of South Australia, made clear that the traditional
landowners of our fine state were to be included in any negotiations regarding
our states settlement, as it was and is still their land in the first place.
I see no reason why this important issue cannot be dealt with
right now through fair and equitable negotiations, rather than millions of
wasted dollars and the next decade languishing in our court system, which would
only prove to a further attack on the fundamental rights of true sovereignty
over our lands.
A new book has just been released “coming to terms” which
clearly exposé’s these truths, a must read for our States political
representatives, the books revelations make it clear that the aforementioned
letters patient instructed the colonists to proceed only if the land could be
acquired with the consent of the indigenous population, if only the kings
orders had been followed all those years ago.
The book edited by lawyer Shaun Berg, with input from various
academics should open the many closed doors our aboriginal population have had
to endure for well over a century.
As a candidate for the Legislative Council, I appeal to the
South Australian Government to immediately enter into resolute negotiations
with the local indigenous communities, so as to finalize this ugly chapter in
our States history, in a manner appropriate with that of a compassionate and
Mark M Aldridge
Independent Candidate for the Legislative council.
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