@2 Smithy, good questions. Unfortunately in the past custodians have …

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@2 Smithy, good questions. Unfortunately in the past custodians have found that identifying a site as sacred to the general public has led to malicious vandalism of the site, thus the reticence to reveal all.
With regard to protecting/respecting and looking after these sites, I think you will realise that in the past custodians didn’t need to remove buffle grass and weeds, they didn’t need to put up fences etc. Protecting and looking after these places was a matter of conducting ceremonies and leaving the place alone.
When there was just a couple of families, the Mparntwe-arenye people living here, these places were not under threat. Now that 30000 people have moved onto their land and after 150 years of racism and disrespect for the people and the country, the dynamics have changed considerably.
Other trees are also sacred, not just the red gums, so if you have concerns that a tree or patch of land may be sacred go and talk to AAPA. It’s their job to negotiate clearances for work on Sacred sites.

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People travelling from OS or interstate are not going to travel all that way and only go to the gallery.
They will visit other attractions and the town centre wherever the gallery is.
Custodians have been developed, ignored, avoided or hand selected.
Two surveys including the governments own have shown a majority for the gallery but against the Anzac site.
There has been no rational reasoning put forward as to why Anzac is the only possible place.
They have no business case, they have no money no idea and not a lot of support.


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