Tourists come to Central Australia for the landscape and unique …

Comment on Trees on Melanka block no longer sacred? by Just Saying.

Tourists come to Central Australia for the landscape and unique cultural heritage.
Sadly our town seems to be intent on turning the tourist tap off.
Look at the bike path at Annie Meyer Hill – what a blot on the landscape.
You couldn’t design something less in sympathy with the environment if you tried.
And as for our unique cultural heritage there is no respect that I can see. Unless its an ersatz version of culture designed and owned by whitefellas.

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Trees on Melanka block no longer sacred?
You’re back, Ray. I thought what you meant was that if we respected culture and sacred sites Arrernte might be more interested and trusting and might be more inclined to share the culture and stories and that would perhaps lead to more tourism opportunities for the town and community: Sacredness = dollar value.


Trees on Melanka block no longer sacred?
If the trees die that doesn’t mean they are no longer sacred and can be removed.
Remember the tree at Traeger Park that was poisoned so they could build grandstand?
The dead tree is still there but no grandstand – so best to do all we can to keep the trees healthy.


Trees on Melanka block no longer sacred?
Many trees around Central Australia are sacred. Some may be hundreds of years old, some much younger. A sacred tree grows and eventually dies but the story doesn’t die, and nor does the sacred spirit. Soon a new tree grows to take the old one’s place. Simple really.


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