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Feoffment? – Gough pours soil into Lingiari’s hand

In August, 1975, the Commonwealth of Australia ‘handed back’ land to the Gurindji, who had fought a long battle for their country and helped usher in the era of land rights. The Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, symbolically poured a handful … Continue reading

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Secrecy, violence and freedom

It’s put about frequently these days that Australian Indigenous societies hide behind secrecy, are inherently violent and constrain their members’ freedoms. That may be true. But it’s usually contrasted with an assumption that Anglo-Australian society offers a better model, a … Continue reading

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Rainbow Pie

Hobo dreamings…… Big Rock Candy Mountain One evening as the sun went down And the jungle fires were burning, Down the track came a hobo hiking, And he said, “Boys, I’m not turning I’m headed for a land that’s far … Continue reading

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