Example sentences for: aborigines

How can you use “aborigines” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Each new settlement meant a new beginning but so limited was the relationship between settlers and Aborigines that there was little progress beyond the Port Jackson model.

  • First, the words used by the Aborigines were seldom as attractive to the colonists as descriptive English names that emphasised the perceived resemblance between the new and the known and familiar, and so made for more certain communication.

  • The ignorance surrounding the Tasmanian languages betrays the fact that the relationships between convicts and later settlers and the Tasmanian Aborigines were of a hostility unreached elsewhere; the continuing fertility of Nyungar by contrast results from a much happier and more accommodating relationship.

  • The newspaper reported that "hundreds of thousands of Australians today formally apologised to the 'stolen generations' of Aborigines, but John Howard was not among them."

  • The Herald placed hope in the acknowledgment by some native leaders "that the presentation of Aboriginal people as victims, though useful to win some political arguments, is ultimately disempowering for Aborigines themselves.


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