Leave Flynn church and my old Hartley Street School alone. …

Comment on Council partnership in CBD complex seems certain by Russell Bray.

Leave Flynn church and my old Hartley Street School alone. It has been there before all you people were born and has served its purpose in the past.
Ruining a lovely place such as Flynn lawns where locals sit and enjoy. Should you want to go up one or two stories use the car parks already in existence in Hartlet Street and Stott Terrace.
It would not matter to go two up for we already have a football oval shape ugly looking court house.
The cultural centre could be built on the Melanka site and paid for by the Central Land Council through ABA where black fellow money is kept and of which we see nothing. Through Centrecorp which is part of the Yeperenye Shopping Centre.
Build so all the black corporations can come together and be one. Surely you directors on these boards can organise something for us blackfellas.
Should this happen just think of all our people owning our own art store instead of our people being ripped off like they are today. Just walk down the Mall.

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Now $90m earmarked for Aboriginal gallery
Last Thursday week Arunta men met on the banks of the Todd down from the Anzac Oval.
A plan was presented and it was completely different from the one I saw in the papers which showed the oval would be part of the building complex.
This plan showed the oval will not be touched at all. The grandstands are to be removed. It was agreed steel a fence would be built around the whole complex.
The meeting was nearly over when it was suggested that the Cultural Centre be built on the same block.
According to a pamphlet from Gunner, do they need 40,000 square metres for the one building and that will take all the school area plus more? So how big a building is this Culture Centre going to be?


Aboriginal gallery is bound to have a stone wall
It all comes back to square 1. $50m would be the cost to rid of the school and maybe build a couple of unisex toilets.
No 2: We still have not got the new grounds to keep the sports men and women to play their sports and the question is how long to wait for the grass to grow and build the facilities?
No 3: Where is the money for the Art Centre?
No 4: Where is the money to build the two new ovals with lights?
We, the people, would like to know, Mr Gunner.


Land rich, jobs poor: Indigenous work around The Rock
I worked there as housing officer, all lies they say they are looking for literate people.
Let’s look at the white rangers that are given the positions over the traditional men or women.
The point is that these Aboriginals can speak good English and they have the knowledge to talk to the tourist who understand.
While there was a ranger’s position, applicants were a white young woman from Sydney and a 40 year old traditional man who spoke good English and a cultural lawman for the land.
I knew the ranger who was on the interview panel and he told me the law man missed out on one question.
My question back to him was what does this woman know about Uluru?
No, we are going to employ this man for six months to teach her all about law and culture and for her to lead the tourist so they will understand all about Uluru. What a lot of crap.
The moral and the truth is that they did not want this man living over the hill in the ranger village. Racist.


Aboriginal art gallery: it’s spin or nothing
Lhere Artepe cannot get a quorum to sack the so called chairman Shane Lindner and if you should ring the office it will be a recording.
The office has not been open for months. Apparently they had a meeting last Saturday with a couple of relatives of the acting CEO to sack two Undoolya directors.
Not a quorum of all directors. All illegal.


Preaching ‘treading carefully’ then sending in the bulldozers
The Kilgariff residents are in for a big big shock come summer. Winds and dust storms galore. Ha,ha. And to see a so called traditional Arrernte boy, Chancey, letting this woman do damage to our land.


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