Culture

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."

Marcus Garvey

July 4, 2016
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Hans Rookmaaker

Someone recently asked me, what inspired my interest in blues music*.  I could have said all kinds of things about how the blues are foundational to so much contemporary music, or […]
May 30, 2016
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Contrasting Cultures

  From day one the colonial enterprise displaced Australia’s First Peoples and it has been trying to civilize, exterminate, absorb and assimilate Australia’s First Peoples ever since.  A key element of this has […]
May 20, 2016
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Kornden: 6 Noongar ‘Kings’

  Over five days in July 1901, the people of Perth welcomed the Duke of York and Duchess of Cornwall in one of the final legs of their long tour […]
May 17, 2016
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We love to shoot the messenger, rather than listen and engage with the message.

    In the context of a Federal election campaign Mr Duncan Storrar asked a question about the Budget and income inequality on last week’s (9/5/16) ABC Program ‘Q&A’.  He […]
April 20, 2016
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Deserts in Australian Culture

The desert is the great heart of Australia and yet, most Australians have never been near one. The reality is, there are seven Australian deserts.  Some people think of deserts […]
March 24, 2016
Dissent Protects Democracy

Continuing attack on voices of dissent in what was once a civil society

After cutting funding to community legal centres (CLCs) in 2014 the Australian Attorney-General, George Brandis,  then claimed that with the limited resources available, funding for legal assistance through CLCs must […]

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that really matter"

Martin Luther King Jr