Dreaming Walpiri (NAIDOC week)

  6am Sunday – ABC Radio National – is part of my daily Bread….GOD FORBID    Today is the beginning of NAIDOC week, celebrating National Aborigines and Islanders NAIDOC week    At the fore of my consciousness is our family’s tour of the Northern Territory to present husband Roy’s puppet show and puppet-making workshops. Real Fantasy Theatre, formerly […]

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TO BE AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN PILGRIM

If your ancestors were dispossessed, slaughtered and had their land and their children stolen, would you celebrate the date on which that all began?#changethedate Another Australia Day 26th January long weekend. It was the arrival of the First Fleet of British convicts.  200+ years later I discover my ancient rights and liberties are thwarted by the […]

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POEM ON WAR & PEACE

5.30am foreboding in furry slippers, signals war and peace; a Government’s Good old cause; before Dawn on winter morn, Cars zoom past a once rural track, Headlights beam early-shift alarms Route to Amberley air-base,  where powerful hornets are taking-off on a mission.   My brain provoked to write a chapter Where ancient transport is your legs […]

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ARE YOU MY DADDY?

THE FACTS OF LIFE  Ned Kelly in the Bush by Sidney Nolan In Australia the immigrant Irish outlaw NED KELLY became a folk hero against the British Colonial administration. The standard bog-Irish prejudice transferred to the Colonies with it’s Protestant hierarchy. Sometimes you don’t even realise you are prejudiced until something switches the neuron lights […]

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