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Ralph is the manager of Wave Hill. He had been a jackeroo, stockman and overseer at Wave Hill, and after managing Gordon Downs Station in the Kimberley he was returned to Wave Hill station to manage in There were Aboriginal people working on Wave Hill before we left, after the walkout in there were only three.
On our return, Ralph, who spoke Gurindji, went down to Wattie Creek Daguragu and asked Vincent Lingiari, who was a great friend, for some workers for the station and Aboriginal people came to work for us. The country here at Daguragu, which is 47 kilometres from the Wave Hill homestead, looks a little tired, not many trees are left and what are here are very spindly. There are humpies in the background and in front a tarpaulin is connected to an old corrugated shed, or lean-to, which has a sign:.
Aboriginal children and dogs are running through the shed, while Vincent, Dexter Danials and other tribal elders stand waiting for the moment. Tables are set with paper plates and plastic cutlery for the barbeque. The women of the Gurindji tribe are ready for their corroboree, but in deference to the occasion have put on bras instead of being topless. Not far from the lean-to is the prime minister, several aboriginal affairs ministers, and other dignitaries all looking uncomfortable in business suits. Suddenly Margaret moves towards her husband and they enter the shade of the tarpaulin, with the other VIPs.
A representative for Lord Vestey stands in front of the microphone with Vincent on his right, and is the first to speak, promising head of cattle to mark the occasion. The prime minister comes forward; he makes a short speech about giving back ownership of the land. The deeds are then handed over as proof that this land belongs to the Gurindji people. He then bends down and picks up a handful of sand, and pours it into Vincent's hand, saying that it is a sign of the restoration of the land to his people.
Vincent looks quite overcome, and hangs his head, looking down at the sand. There is long silence. Even the kids are quiet. Then Vincent starts chanting in Gurindji, talking to his people. Finally he says: "We are all right now. We all friendly. We are mates. This article was first published on ABC Open. View the original here. Thea Hayes is a nurse whose first posting in was to a remote station in the Northern Territory called Wave Hill.
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First posted October 21, One simple gentle gesture that still enlivens and inspires. Contrast that to Howard spewing excuses about why he couldn't deliver an apology. Howard and all his fellow little politicians from all sides should prostrate themselves at Whitlam's legacy and declare their unworthiness or have the decency remain silent. Alert moderator. AT, Apologise for what?
Whitlam was so cherished at the time that his government was soon ejected in a landslide largely due to financial mismanagement of gargantuan proportions. Let's respect Whitlam but lets not also sugar coat his government's failings. Some of us were there at the time and remember the facts.
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It is also quite clear that some emplyers had threatened to sack their employees if the ALP was re-elected. Apart from which, Rupert Murdoch took over direct editorial control of the local newspapers he owned in marginal seats. And, as previous posters have probably informed you, unemployment was not particularly high at the time and inflation no worse than anywhere else in the world. However big business always feels threatened when their interests are at stake by someone who truly represents the people. This moment in Australian politics harks back to a time when there was, at the very least, a concept of humanity and humility in politics.
I apologise on behalf of Rusty, for his dullness of perception. Nickstar, One attibute Gough didn't have was humility. I and many others were there, were you? Rusty, "I and many others were there, were you? I remember my high school when I started in I remember the library full of mouldy books, ruined by a leaking roof.
I remember the dangerous science labs, the cramped classrooms that were freezing in winter and unbearably hot in winter. And I can remember our new science block being built, and the library that didn't leak, filled with brand new books. I remember playing basketball on the new courts, and playing cricket and rugby on our new playing fields.
I remember Sydney's western and northern suburbs being connected for the first time to the sewerage system.
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I can remember how proud I was when Australian aviation industry began exporting aeroplanes designed and built in Australia. I remember the recognition of China and the beginning of our economic relations with Asia. I remember the tax cuts, increased wages, equal pay for women. I remember when it became no longer necessary to hire a private detective in order to escape an abusive marriage.
I remember when I stopped worrying that my big brother would be sent to Vietnam. I remember the dark and stultifying place that Australia was before Whitlam. And, when I look at modern Australia, I see that some of Whitlam's vision has been achieved, but that there is still work to be done. If we do finally become a nation, we will have Whitlam to thank for starting us on our way. Had the Tories had their way in , we would now be envying the Greeks. Sounds like a landslide to me. That is indeed a landslide. A similar margin was achieved two years later. Whitlam then decided to chuck it in.
Rusty, as you know very well, a symbolic apology for the way the Indigenous people of this continent had been treated by the invaders because that is what they were for nearly years. But on your track record you would find that not only abhorrent but probably incomprehensible.
Whitlam's economic problems were partly due to trying to do too much too quickly to drag Australia kicking and scratching into the second half of the 20th Century, in large part to the Liberal-dominated Senate led by Malcolm Fraser whose sole objective like T Abbott's was to get his hands on the keys to the Lodge, and partly to over-spending. Peter, "a symbolic apology" that many revisionists of history such as you intend to turn into a Constitutional change that will only be used to separate and divide us rather than unite us.
There is little evidence of anything like the "Stolen Generation" - rather many indigenous and non-indigenous were, as they are now, removed for good reason from dangerous homes. You want evidence of the stolen generation Rusty, come and talk to me. I'm 63 years old and was taken away at the age of 6 along with my 2 sister and little brother. My father was doing his stint in the Australian army at the time. He was a veteran of the war and served 14 years in the Australian navy. There was a legislation named the Aborigines Act where they could take any child with any 'white' blood in them.
My mother was taken from her parents in and her father and grandfather were also taken before her. I have it in writing, the stupid fools wrote everything down.. My mother had a job, my father was serving his country, we had a decent home and a good family life but we had white blood in us and that was all that they needed to tear us from our beloved parents.
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My parents looked for us for 17 years, that's how long it took for us to find one another. You walk in my shoes and THEN have the balls to tell me that the stolen generation didn't happen. I've spent my whole life trying to reclaim all that I lost because the government wanted to wipe us out. Read the Act and then tell me there was no stolen generation. Ignorance is what makes this country so racist.
To take a slightly re-jigged version of your own words; Some of them were there at the time and remember the facts. I was there Rusty and worked on the many campaigns. Unfortunately the stream of lies and outrage through Murdoch's media beat us. Seven and a bit years later Fraser was thrown out. Whitlam successfully protected Australia from the global recession that hit the world in His stimulatory policies kept Australians in jobs, kept viable businesses in business. While the rest of the world shut up shop, Australia began exporting manufactured goods, opened trading relations with China and South-East Asia.
The real crunch came for Australia under Fraser, whose wage freeze killed domestic demand and initiated Australia's only episode of "stagflation". If McMahon had been in power when the recession hit, Australia would have been an absolute basket case. We owe him far more than can be encompassed by your tiny imagination.
I was working at Mount Isa at the time, and my then-boss he seemed ancient, but was probably in his mid 40s remarked that "no good will come of this". Within two years the entire cattle industry in the Top End had shifted from the exploited aboriginal workforce that rode horses, to a new workforce made up of young white guys who rode trail bikes and flew helicopters. I'm not sure giving land back to Aboriginal people caused either the change in cattle industry workforce or the ongoing issues of dsyfunctional communities.
Aboriginal people did not stop working as stockmen because of getting land, many of them simply lost work because of the move to helicoptors meant their skills and numbers were no longer needed. I had a few old Aboriginal fellas tell me how they had not had a job since the industry moved from horeses to helicoptors. Also, the old men and women who faught for return of land most strongly were also those who also worked and had productive lives. Talk to any of them if they are still alive , and they rue the younger generation and their lack of will to either work or pay attention to traditional law and culture.
Its the lack of structure, given from either white or Aboriginal law, that is causing much of the dsyfunction. Your argument won't wash. You have provided something nuanced which is an accurate reflection on life.
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