Nerys and I are in Darwin so we missed this …

Comment on Voices call, Nature responds: Desert Song in the gorge by Ted Egan.

Nerys and I are in Darwin so we missed this awesome gathering. Congratulations Kieran and Erwin for such a beautiful coverage. All strength to Morris and Barb Stuart for taking us to these musical heights. Congrats to all choir members. Ormiston is truly a fitting venue for such magic.

Recent Comments by Ted Egan

Desert Song’s fire burns bright
Fantastic! Congratulations Erwin and Kieran for your coverage. Nerys and I are in Adelaide. I have had some surgery and doing radiotherapy until end October.
Nerys is a wonderful carer for me and this edition has made our day, while at the same time bringing on homesickness.
Keep singing, all you choirs. Special greetings to Morris and Barb.


Cops nab alleged grog runners
We’ve come a long way since Yuendumu Flagon Wagon. Or have we?


Alice town camps need not be places of misery
What were the land rights demos of the 1960s all about?
Recognition of the traditional ownership, use and occupancy of their respective land areas of First Australians, in order that they could rehabilitate themselves and their culture on their own country, on their terms.
Alice Springs is Arranta country. Housing programs for Warlpiri, Pitjantjara, Anmatjere and other groups should take place on the land areas of those people.
They have worthless pieces of paper that say they are the “traditional owners” but they don’t have the rights normally available to people who own land.
Town camps are an essential component of the dispossession process. Turn them into fringe dwellers who will acquire all the habits that enable the conquerors to say: “And we do so much for them …” Occupants of town camps have no future other than the present, where they are in the grip of Centrelink, with minimal money, where they and their children easily become prone to all forms of addiction, criminal activity and anti-social behaviour.
Bulldoze the Alice Springs town camps. Build the Bob Beadman towns where First Australians can lead normal lives.
Enable First Australians themselves to be in charge of the planning and building of those towns.


Kittles car yard hit again
When will the police learn that there is one IMMEDIATE solution to all this juvenile nighttime madness?
Six police with six dogs – two Rottweilers, two Dobermanns and two German Shepherds, on leashes, will disperse these kids in a given five minutes. Remember that I did not say “unleash the dogs”.
At the moment these fleet-footed kids know they can outwit, outrun and outsmart heavily-weighted policemen and policewomen in the rough country around Anzac Hill.
But the mere suggestion of a cheeky dog taking a slice of them will work miracles.


Do you know Charlie Hosking, aka Charlie Like?
Can’t believe that I have had nil feedback. Charlie Like was such an identity.


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