Why I burned my 'Proof of Aboriginality' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Link to Kerryn Pholi's fascinating article.
Kerryn also has interesting views on today's Australia Day, aka "invasion day" ~ the British "invasion" was a loss for aboriginal men; but not so much for aboriginal women who were given opportunities, with settlers, to get away from a patriarchal and violent (to women) male aboriginal culture. They were liberated, she says.
She's of aboriginal descent herself. But not a "victim". Rather she thanks her ancestral grand/mothers for running away from their stone age males.
Interesting woman, and worth reading her other articles via Google News.