I think you will find that Mr Stuart had quite …

Comment on Is the Stuart statue next? by Number 19.

I think you will find that Mr Stuart had quite a bit of support from government and elsewhere.

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Is the Stuart statue next?
No obvious signs written in English saying it was Arrernte country. But obviously the people who lived here and he encountered on his way lived here – der.
I don’t think the early settlers gave people many choices. They weren’t offering a ticket to Adelaide and a house and health care. It was a bit more like work for me for no wages or get off my land. And these bullets are my title deed.


Is the Stuart statue next?
Also the council spent quite a bit of our money installing and moving this statue several times.
I believe the council is here for all the citizens and should be careful not to hide or obscure our history just to honor an obscure religious group.


Is the Stuart statue next?
An incredible feat for Stuart to be able to travel across a harsh and unknown, to him, environment.
If you recognise that and agree that it should be honored with a public artwork surely you would agree that it is also an amazing achievement for Arrernte people to have lived in that very same environment for countless generations.
Arrernte did it first and also deserve recognition.


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Former gallery advisor scathing about its planners
Your right Alex, a consensus from local and national groups is needed, but it won’t happen.
The government is not even talking to the Mparntwe traditional owners, actively avoiding them.
One would think that an iconic Indigenous gallery would respect the traditional owners of the land on which it is planned.


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What’s the news, Edan?


Former gallery advisor scathing about its planners
Incompetent bully boys sums it up nicely.


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We will of course have to forget and avoid, ignore those custodians that have been fighting to protect sacred sites for many many years, and have clearly expressed dissatisfaction with this site and the process.


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It seems the independents are being a lot more effective in standing up for their community than either the government or the so called opposition.


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