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I’m not black. I’m not from a remote community. Does that mean I’m not really Aboriginal? Or do Aboriginal people come in all shapes, sizes and colours and live in all areas of Australia, remote and urban? Bindi Cole

Bindi Cole is a Melbourne-based photographer of Wathaurong, Jewish and English descent. In her photographic series ‘Not really Aboriginal’, Bindi used ‘Minstrel Black’ and ‘Negro Brown’ make-up found in a Melbourne shop to challenge the connection between black skin and Aboriginal identity.

Image source: Bindi Cole

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I respect others by being tolerant and by being part of what is called the harmony program at my school. It brings all religions together.

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