Talk:Caledon Bay crisis
|WikiProject Australia / Crime / History / Indigenous peoples / Northern Territory||(Rated Start-class)|
I'd be inclined to agree that the article has some NPOV issues. The quotes "natives were restive" and "teach the aborigines a lesson" sound like verballing, and anything starting with "It should be noted that" is likely to be a problem as well.
The opening paragraph, including "it instead became a turning point towards reconciliation" sounds a bit like an opinion. Andjam 03:10, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
- I've copyedited the article and removed the NPOV tag. I think I addressed these specific concerns. --Scott Davis Talk 05:34, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
- "teach the Aborigines a lesson", though referenced, still seems to be verballing from a POV writer. At least the verballing isn't being done by a wikipedian, though. The phrase "it should be noted that" was removed, but the implication associated with it seems to be somewhat original research. If "punitivie expeditions" are often violent, ideally there should be a reference saying so. Nothing seems to have changed with regards to "it instead became a turning point towards reconciliation". Thanks, Andjam 08:20, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
- Apologies - some of those were mine during my early days of wikipedianing (is that a word?). I hasten to say they weren't my views! They were quoted and I should have given the citation. I'll see if I can still find the reference, and then put it back, because I think those quotes are quite useful to understand popular sentiment at the time. But I totally agree - they shouldn't be there without a context.RayNorris 10:42, 16 March 2007 (UTC)