The first picture is of Truganini.
The second picture is of Fanny Cochrane Smith.
Truganini and Fanny Cochrane Smith were the last two members of the Tasmanian Aborgine. To many, the mention of Tasmania evokes humorous recollections of the Tasmanian devil the popularized American cartoons. But, I assure you, there is a much more harsh reality for Tasmania. The island that was once home to thousands of Africans for more than 10,000 years. Upon arrival in 1803 by the worst murders, rapists, and criminal the British had to offer a immediate genocide beginned. The British began to slaughter, kidnap and enslave the Black people of Tasmania. The colonial government itself was not even inclined to consider the aboriginal Tasmanians as full human beings, and scholars began to discuss civilization as a unilinear process with white people at the top and Black people at the bottom. They hunted our brothers and sister like cattle men, women and even children all had by bounties on their heads. By the end of 1828 the once thousands of Africans who inhabited the island were down to 75. All 75 of who were rounded up and put in concentration camps were they were either killed or sold as slaves. Truganini died May 8, 1876. Afterwards her body was displayed like some sort of object in the Tasmanian museum for more than 60 years. Eventually taking down in 1947. Fanny Cochrane Smith died in 1905 giving us one of the last recordings of the Tasmanian language. It's up to us to make sure our ancestors stories are never forgotten. Peace be to them 🙏. #Tasmanian#NeverForget#VoiceOfTheAncestors
Many people argue that we should not continue to bring up our Holocaust such as slavery that we should just move on and talk about our great history. What do you think should we move on or constantly be reminded of what our ancestors went through ?