Posted: June 22nd, 2022
Talk about Aboriginal Treatment for Reflective Evaluation of Treatment.
The Europeans invaded Australia 1778 (Gray, et al 2014 p.482).
Since then, the aboriginal population has been subject to oppression and faced many challenges.
The problems have been ongoing up until the 20th century (Malinowiski 2015).
The aboriginals were treated badly by other races.
When six colonies became members of the Commonwealth in 1901 the aboriginals did not get counted. The states were able to retain control over aboriginal affairs (Gray and al 2014, p.482).
The government established an aboriginal community 30Km away from Gympie.
They were built on the natural reserve and created rules that governed their land.
Except for aboriginals, all other people had to be protected.
After the NSW Aborigines Act had established their schools, children of aboriginals were also excluded from public schools (Gray et. al 2014 p.482).
After the introduction of the maternity allowance, indigenous women were not allowed to participate in the program.
Gray et. al. 2014, p.482, states that the aborigines couldn’t drink or have alcohol shops and had to refrain from having sexual intercourses with people of other races.
Aboriginal people were directly subject to injustice, inequality, protectionist policies, land dispossession, and injustice.
The history and treatment of indigenous Australians in the last century has had significant impacts on engineering ethics (Goodman et. al 2017, p.87).
Ethical designs are founded on honesty and fairness.
They were also segregated in all areas of their lives and didn’t practice democracy.
Their children couldn’t attend public schools (Gray, et al 2014 p.482).
It is clear that segregation against indigenous people was severed by the fact that security services were available to all other communities.
The Aboriginals couldn’t drink or establish businesses like the rest.
Access to health services, including hospitals, was not available to indigenous Australians.
The majority of aboriginals were affected by dangerous diseases such as smallpox. This led to many deaths.
The Europeans also introduced diseases to their area through sailing activities.
Engineers must be fair and equitable in their code of ethics (Bhat, Rajyalakshmi (2015), p.68).
Engineers must be fair and impartial in their work.
All clients should be treated equally, regardless of their ethnicity.
Engineers’ performance should be shared fairly and be fair to all customers.
Engineering services have a direct, vital impact on all aspects of quality life.
Historical records of the aboriginals show that protective services were often provided in an unfair manner.
Gray et al (2014), p. 482, stated that the women of aboriginals weren’t given access to these services because they were restricted to certain communities.
The Europeans seem to have portrayed this as animalism, and they clearly had no respect for human lives.
The Europeans didn’t care much about protecting the public’s safety and health when it came to their treatment of aboriginals.
Engineering is a profession that insists on the protection of public health, security and well-being.
Engineers must be vigilant in areas that affect their profession and protect public safety and health.
Engineers should only approve documents that comply with the relevant standards.
A reliable task is only possible for qualified personnel.
Engineers are expected to perform work that is up to standards. This includes engineers who deal with constructions and building (Bhat & Rajyalakshmi 2015 p.68).
Engineers from different countries are extremely interested in planning activities.
It is mandatory that engineers are held accountable for any activities that could endanger lives or property. Clients and others may be compensated.
Engineers must be committed to protecting the health, safety, welfare, and general well-being.
The history of the aboriginals shows that Europeans were not truthful to missionaries who wanted to promote the rights of the indigenous communities.
The Europeans insisted on taking over the social services provided by the missionaries who established a community to serve the aboriginals (Gray and al 2014, p.482).
The ministers’ concern was rarely fulfilled as the Europeans couldn’t submit their inhumane actions (Bennet & Babbage 2014. p. 19).
Europeans’ deeds have an effect on engineering ethics.
Honesty in design ethics is essential (Nobles 2014: p.119).
Engineers should be able acknowledge their mistakes and advise their clients, as well as their employees, when they feel a project is not going to be successful (Treloar and al.
An engineer must remain focused on his job. He or she should not be concentrating on another task without informing his employer.
Engineering requires integrity. Engineers should not be promoting their interests at the expense or dignity of the profession (Rodger and al.
Engineering ethics has significant implications from the history of treatment of Indigenous Australians.
As an engineer, I find it inhumane that Europeans treat aboriginal communities.
Aboriginals should try to forget these eras and the treatment.
It doesn’t matter how they were treated in every aspect of life.
This is because they may pass on their hate from generation to generation to the Europeans.
Respect for human dignity should be taught to the aboriginals, especially in this 21st century.
We all depend on each other in various aspects of life. Therefore, we must be able to respect one and all, regardless of our differences in ethnicity, color, and political beliefs.
The aboriginals today should insist on fairness to all their community members.
They should be committed to public safety, welfare, and health.
They will see peaceful co-existence between diverse ethnic groups if they follow the above values.
Further, future cases involving racial discrimination will be prevented.
The treatment of the native Australians shows how Europeans, and other countries, have treated human life.
Poor treatment of human lives and rival segregation were not only seen in Australia, but also in India, almost all African countries, and nearly everywhere else.
Inhuman actions by Australian indigenous people included land grabbing, pushing the survivors to the native reserves and segregation in the public social services.
Many different problems were presented to the Aboriginals by Europeans in Australia. This led to a high rate of deaths.
Aboriginals were subject to dangerous diseases and had no access public hospitals because they were considered inferior and less valuable.
This history has direct implications on ethical engineering practice.
Ethical engineering practice involves honesty, fairness. Equity, impartiality, and dedication to protecting public health, safety, welfare, and the environment.
Engineering is a profession that has a profound impact on quality of life.
These values were never observed by Europeans when treating their originals.
They considered them to be useless and took all they had because they were inferior.
It was an unfair treatment of humans, and not engineering ethical practices.
History has many effects on ethical design practice.
The value of the human race is recognized in all countries. This has led to many changes.
People of different ethnicities are treated equally. The practices also address ethical engineering responsibilities.
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