@Rex Neindorf Posted August 24, 2012 at 9:32pm You say: “I …

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@Rex Neindorf Posted August 24, 2012 at 9:32pm
You say: “I dare say NONE of the good work happening now would ever have occurred.” My emphasis and your words Rex about your friends in Advance Alice and Action for Alice. Many separate groups actually work toward the one common goal.
Jesus wept Rex, if it were only as simple as that in order to look after our little patch.
With the help of the Alice Springs News staff, may I attempt to put a broader perspective?
For starters, we have the work of whitefella Ted Egan and his families. Not every one that Ted works with is a member of Advance and Action For Alice.
I know him not well but can and publicly will say happy birthday Ted on reaching octogenarian status.
People like you are living legends.
You cannot reduce the still producing life of Ted by listing the dozens of books and musical works that he has worked on.
One of the talking points at the voting booths in Alice today will be the negative effects of the NT Emergency Response and so-called Stronger Futures legislation upon the town itself. The issue will not turn votes in towns like Alice but in the bush things will be different.
The year of 2008 saw the publication of a small sized book titled “Due Inheritance” (Reviving The Cultural And Economic Wellbeing Of First Australians) [by Ted Egan – ED].
I rushed into Big Kangaroo Books to buy six copies. I then perused it and have been re-reading and digesting its 147 pages of political wisdom ever
A Dr David Headon of Canberra in his foreword asks the following of people like Paul Henderson and Terry Mills: “Due inheritance should be required reading for all those in the Federal and State Governments whose jobs directly relate to, or overlap, Aboriginal (First Australians) issues.”
Do not be shy, Rex, to ask me for a copy.
I warn you Rex and others; reading this will not take you to the old and very personally exhausting road. You will imbibe our own culture in a new way.
It will indeed help transport you to a new, braver and arguably better world where we all have greater opportunity to exercise more responsibility.
Regards from D. R. Chewings aka THE lone dingo.

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