A shocking photograph of Aboriginal men lined up, shackled with heavy chains around their necks, and being guarded by white men armed with rifles is just one of many confronting images captured in the late 1800s.
Black and white photos have emerged showing the cruel treatment of Indigenous Australians at the hands of white settlers in the late 1900s.
Other harrowing pictures depict Aboriginal men and boys chained together, standing or sitting, wearing just a cloth around their waists.
Aboriginals lined up, shackled by neck chains and wearing just a pair of briefs with white men standing guard, pictured with a huge rifle is just one many chilling images that have emerged
The shocking black and white photos showcase the cruel ways Aboriginal people were treated from the late 1890s
Huge groups of Aboriginal men and boys are pictured chained together, standing or sitting, wearing just a cloth around their waist, as white police men and 'Aboriginal trackers' stand beside them with four rifles
Aboriginal prisoners (pictured) were chained and forced to lay a railway near Derby, Western Australia, about 1897
The photos, taken between 1890 and the 1930s, show Aboriginal prisoners being captured moments after being caught committing petty crimes such as killing cattle.
The raw images show rows of chained Indigenous people standing under the shade of a tree with police men and 'Aboriginal trackers' pictured with four huge rifles.
Police were paid per indigenous prisoner and cruelly brought them into jail using chains.
While some Aboriginal prisoners are captured working on a boat, other prisoners were forced to lay railways in Derby, Western Australia.
In early Australia, incarceration was used as a tool to weaken the Aboriginal Australians and they were often arrested for petty crimes such as stealing and killing cattle.
The confronting collection of photographs show Aboriginal prisoners across the country, from on board ships to working on wharf rail lines and chained to railway wagons.
Some Aboriginal prisoners are captured on a boat (pictured) while other prisoners were forced to lay railways
Police were paid per indigenous prisoner and cruelly brought them into jail using chains where they were forced to work
In early Australia, incarceration was used as a tool to weaken the Aboriginal people and were often arrested for petty crimes
The haunting collection of photographs show Aboriginal people chained, captioned 'Native Prisoners on N.2', in about 1930
A chilling image shows one lonely Aboriginal man (pictured) standing in chains as he leans against a tree with a piece corrugated iron at the stump of the tree as