I have been told to describe the tone of the poem "Then and Now" by Oodgeroo Noonuccal. I don't understand. Please help quickly!

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The tone is nostalgic and melancholy. The speaker remembers a simpler and perhaps more peaceful time before European colonization in Australia. The boomerang and woomera were Aboriginal weapons: artifacts associated with this previous period in Australia's history. The speaker affectionately recalls this time before European colonialization and...

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