Did not see the play but I remember the story …

Comment on Garden of delight by Bev Emmott.

Did not see the play but I remember the story of the Aboriginal who was told to get his shirt on in her presence and the story of the bedroom turned into a dining area in the presence of the politicians to whom she gave a glass of wine when they came to see her at the appointed time. Maybe it is that some of us like the early Aboriginals are in touch with the land. I came here first around the time she died. I wish I had met her.

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Do they own this site themselves or are they pushing others out?
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