Cutting out some photocopies of animals from an illustrated encyclopedia and came across a v bad drawing of a dingo. The writing said, 'The dingos are descended from domesticated dogs which were introduced by the aboriginal human inhabitants of Australia...'

Something about the phrasing makes it seem like Aboriginal people may or may not be human. I think he's using the word aboriginal to mean indigenous but in Australia, aboriginal has a capital A and means specifically the people who lived there for the past 40 000 years. It's like a throw back to one of those demeaning phrases used in 1950s school texts which had a unmasked agenda of racial heirarchies and the inherent superiority of the British.

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