New South Wales Military Mounted Police massacre Aboriginal people at Waterloo Creek in 1838 (Image: Wikimedia)

Indigenous history is supposed to be incorporated into students' high school education, although recent comments by Scott Morrison shows perhaps it's not taught as well as it should be.

Vague learning goals and descriptions in the curriculum have left educators confused and concerned students' learning is being whitewashed. 

Experts say it's time to get specific in the syllabus and address Australia's dark past head-on.