In a time of crisis, there are two sides to every story.
A story of identity and resistance, as one person puts it.
For the Indigenous people of Australia, that story is one of identity, resistance and survival.
It is a story that has often been lost in the national discourse and the debate over indigenous rights and citizenship.
This week, for the first time, ABC Radio Perth’s Aboriginal Affairs Correspondent Pauline Hanson delivered a gripping piece of news.
She spoke of the first recorded genocide of Indigenous Australians, and of the horrors that followed, including the murders of three children.
Pauline’s story, and the stories of many other Australians, are not new.
In 2012, the then-prime minister Tony Abbott used a speech to parliament to discuss the massacre of a family by an armed group of Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.
“We have been told for generations, by successive generations of politicians, that Aboriginal Australians are a threat to the community,” he said.
“It’s a myth, and yet the Aboriginal people are being killed by other Aboriginal people, murdered by others.”
There was a moment of silence in the chamber.
There were tears in the air, but it was an emotional moment, and a powerful one.
In the aftermath of that speech, many Australians spoke about how much they felt that the truth was coming out.
There was the national response of denial, and then there was a backlash.
“For some, the silence was deafening,” said Pauline.
“I’ve seen a lot of people get very angry with me.”
Pauline has been on the front lines of the Indigenous narrative.
“When I went into this story, I was in a very different place from the rest of the world,” she said.
I’ve seen people get really angry with you, she said, “You’re not telling us the truth.”
She spoke to me from her home in the northern New South Wales town of Tinggash in New South Head, near Sydney, and described a history of the killing and persecution of Aboriginal Australians.
“They [the government] didn’t like the fact that Aboriginal people weren’t telling the truth,” she told me.
I was very angry.” “
And so, for me, I felt very angry when the Aboriginal community told the truth, and when the Australian Government refused to tell the truth.
I was very angry.”
Paulie Hanson is an ABC Aboriginal affairs correspondent.
Paulie was born in Sydney in 1965.
She grew up in the city, and studied journalism at Sydney University.
Paulina was born and raised in the Hunter region of NSW.
She attended the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and served as a member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Broadcasting Commission.
Paul has been involved in Aboriginal issues for more than 30 years, including serving as a national affairs reporter for the ABC News Breakfast.
She is currently a member for the ACT Parliament and is the chair of the ACT Aboriginal Affairs Committee.
Paul told me that while her work on the story of the First Australians may have been “shocking and difficult”, she believed that her story was “a story of Aboriginal survival”.
She said she felt she had to tell her story to tell a story.
She said the story she was telling was one of resilience, of being able to face the world.
“My story is about how, as a young Aboriginal woman, I came into this world and I was born here, and I survived,” she explained.
Paul’s story is not new, she told ABC News Online. “
Because of the history of this nation, it’s something that needs to be told.”
Paul’s story is not new, she told ABC News Online.
In 2008, a series of indigenous people were murdered by the Royal Aboriginal and Human Rights Commission.
“The Aboriginal story is very much alive and well in Australia, and has a story,” she noted.
Paul said the ABC had a story in the past about Indigenous women being murdered by Australian authorities.
“In the 1990s, the ABC did an investigation into the murder of a woman by a police officer in Queensland,” she added.
Paul explained that the ABC’s Indigenous News service had been working on a story on the murders for about two years. “
At the time, the story was about an Aboriginal woman who was murdered by a NSW police officer.”
Paul explained that the ABC’s Indigenous News service had been working on a story on the murders for about two years.
“From our perspective, we wanted to look into what happened and why the story got such a bad reputation,” she confirmed.
“So we went to the archives and looked at what the history was of the murders, and how it got into the national media, and that led to a report that was produced by the ABC.”
It was a report about