Your name looks Samoan to me. If so, Samoan culture …

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Your name looks Samoan to me. If so, Samoan culture includes Fa’afafine which is the specific embracing of homosexuality. Why not talk about that in your letter?

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Ancient stories meet government silence in the Lands
Erwin, you have misquoted Mr Young by adding the word [just]. The Executive Board have nothing to do with Mr Young’s view of Mr King and has not resolved anything about Mr King. Therefore you have defamed Mr King as I warned you might, and the matter will be referred on to legal practitioners.
[ED – Ms Morley is an Alice Springs lawyer.]


Caterpillars as big as a mountain are starving
Interesting article. Thanks.


Michele Castagna, 1944 – 2016
I am sorry to hear this. Michele was an amazing person.


500 year old red gums are being lost through neglect – but the trees can’t speak
I love the photo of the tawny frogmouth owl looking like a branch of the tree. There is a tree next to the courthouse where I retreat to to get out of the confines of the court for a few minutes, and there is a branch that is the same as this photo, and when there are kids bored to death waiting at the courthouse for their parents matters to be dealt with, I point out the tawny frogmouth branch and then it becomes something engaging for the kids and amuses them for a little while as they look for other “branch animals”. I don’t think I could cope with my job without that tree.


‘Soul of the whole past time’
I will be very interested to read this book as I agree with the author that the impact of Christianity needs drastic redress. I am not Christian, nor a believer at all, but I am a realist. Christianity, which is one method we humans have devised to address our innate strengths and weaknesses (common to ALL humans), can serve a purpose in contemporary indigenous Australia where so many people are so dysfunctional and violent. The historical connection with contemporary indigenous society needs to be revised – and this will take some bravery.


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