[lg policy] University of New South Wales' new terminology guide tells students Britain 'invaded' Australia

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at cantab.net
Wed Mar 30 06:30:42 UTC 2016


Students are being encouraged to use the term "invaded" rather than "settled" or 
"discovered", and avoid the word "Aborigines".

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Indigenous Terminology guide states that 
Australia was "invaded, occupied and colonised".

But UNSW says it does not mandate what language can and cannot be used.

"It uses a more appropriate, less appropriate format," a UNSW spokesperson said in a 
statement to the BBC.

More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-35922858

Dave

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Dr. Dave Sayers
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University | www.shu.ac.uk
Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers

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