One of the many shocking images from late 1800s shows Aboriginal men lined up with chains tied around their necks and being surrounded by rifle-wielding white men.
There have been black and white photographs that show the brutal treatment of Indigenous Australians by white settlers during the latter part of the 1900s.
Others depict Aboriginal men holding hands, sitting or standing, with just a cloth covering their waists.
One chilling picture that has emerged is of Aboriginals lined up in a line, bound by neck chains and dressed only in a shorts. White men stand guard.
This shocking collection of black-and-white photos shows how cruelly Aboriginal people were treated in the latter 1890s
Huge numbers of Aboriginal male and female boys can be seen chained up, either standing or sitting. They are wearing only a thin cloth around the waist. White policemen and Aboriginal trackers stand alongside them, each carrying four rifles.
Aboriginal prisoners (pictured above) were tied and made to lay a train near Derby, Western Australia in 1897.
These photos were taken in the 1890s and 1930s. They show Aboriginal prisoners captured just moments after they are caught killing cattle or other petty offenses.
These raw images feature rows of Indigenous people chainsed together under trees, surrounded by policemen and Aboriginal trackers who are pictured sporting four massive rifles.
They paid police per Indian prisoner. Then they brutally put them in jail by using chains.
While Aboriginal prisoners may be seen working on boats, others prisoners were required to construct railways at Derby in Western Australia.
Early Australia saw incarceration as an instrument to weaken Aboriginal Australians. Many were arrested for minor crimes, such as theft and murdering cattle.
This shocking collection of photos shows Aboriginal prisoners all over the country. They are seen working alongside wharf rails and tied to wagons.
Each indigenous prisoner was paid by police, who cruelly took them into jail in chains and forced them to work.
A haunting series of photos shows Aboriginal people chainsed. The captioned Native Prisoners On N.2′ was in 1930.
One photo captioned “Native prisoners on N2” shows twelve Aboriginal men enchained with chains around their necks in rags.
Around 1910, two white men photographed one Indigenous prisoner with a chain and three horses.
A minimum of 22 Aboriginal prisoners were seen being chained while they stood in shallow water with a cloth wrapped around their groins.
Another photo shows a man wearing shirts and pants, holding a link to two Indigenous prisoners.
Many hundreds of Aboriginal prisoners were held captive and tied to their chains, forcing them to complete many tasks such as laying railways.
In a shallow stream, at least twenty Indigenous Australians were captured standing together in chains (pictured).
Another photo shows a man in white, wearing trousers and shirt. He is holding a chain which connects him to two Indigenous prisoner elderly.
One lonely Aboriginal man is seen in a chilling photo, standing alone and wearing chains. He leans against the trunk of a tree holding a piece of corrugated iron as well as his hat and piles of cloth.
An image was taken of a line of Indigenous men wearing chains on their way to jail at the start of the new century. The group was surrounded with what appeared to be first-class whites.
Australia marks the tenth year since the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted (UNDRIP).
The declaration was adopted a decade ago to address discrimination, marginalization, and violations of human rights by the more than 370 million Indigenous persons living in over 70 countries.
Pictured are at least 30 Aboriginal prisoner chains being taken to Cossack Goal in Western Australia circa 1902
The shocking images of Indigenous Australians trapped in their homes serve as reminders of the darkness and oppression suffered.
This haunting collection of photos shows the horrific history and abuse suffered by Aboriginal people in the beginning of the twentieth century.
Australia marks the ten year anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
This declaration was made ten years ago in an effort to end discrimination and marginalization of more than 70 million Indigenous people today.
In the ten years since that landmark law was adopted, disturbing images showing entrapped Indigenous Australians were published. These shocking photos serve to remind us of our dark pasts and oppression.