The division of opportunity between Aboriginal and white Australians is not a piece of history we can shake our heads at. But while it still exists, change is finally upon us.
Colin Tatz is a visiting professor in Politics and International Relations at ANU and a director of the Australian Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He was first exposed to prejudice as a young boy in South Africa, watching black servants being abused in his own home, and he experienced it in is his own right as a young Jewish boy. He left South Africa on the last day of 1960, and when he arrived in Australia, with his young family, Colin says he felt instantly at home. A quiet hatred of intolerance is a recurring theme in Colin's life's work as a historian. His monograph Genocide in Australia: By Accident or Design? was be published in 2011 by the Monash Indigenous Centre.