Paddling on my back in the lake and looking up at the sky it's not hard to see why the Kabi Aboriginies
who once lived here chose to call the island "K'gari".
We know that he first landed in Stingray Bay on April 19 1770, but it was reported that the aboriginies
fired on him with their poison darts.
Australia gave its indigenous Aboriginies
more than ninety-six thousand square miles of land in 1976 after having appropriated it during European settlements in the 18th and 19th centuries.
of Australia -- referred to as the "stolen generation" -- suffered much like Canadian indigenous peoples.
Poked fun at aboriginies
, describing them as dirty and dole cheats;