What is keeping us? Bureaucracy, ego, control freaks, the list …

Comment on Skywalk Budget item could be game changer for Alice by Evelyne Roullet.

What is keeping us? Bureaucracy, ego, control freaks, the list is long …
If the land custodians agree to a light display on the MacDonnell Range, a cross (christian symbol) 20-metre tall with LED-lights on top of the mountain to “usher in the second coming of Jesus” instead of a serpentine cross sculpture (the Brazen Serpent Monument) similar to the one atop Mount Nebo, more attune with Aborigene culture, they should not object to this project. It will display the beauty of this country, richer in Aborigine history / culture than Uluru, and guided. Aborigine guided tours would show the visitors.

Recent Comments by Evelyne Roullet

Country Liberal Party: custodians ignored on gallery
@ Surprised: A moot point can be either an issue open for debate, or a matter of no practical value or importance because it’s hypothetical. Therefore it is not a mute point when you said: “He who pays, makes the rules. Like it or lump it.” Your comment is opened to debate
• Who is “he”? In my opinion “he” is the people of this country paying taxes and a lot of Aborigines pay taxes.
• This article is about “the custodians being ignored”.
• It is their art their culture and yet all the discussions and debates are based on the “invaders” making money from something of which they have no knowledge and for which they have no respect.
Let them decided what they want.


CLP would build gallery at Desert Park, not Anzac precinct
Alex the whole performance of Gunner’s government is a major political scandal.
The governor general should had sacked him longtime ago (Whitlam was dismissed for less than that).
Could some one from the party explain in details here for all to see what Gunner has achieved in his time on power? It is the right of the public and the voters.


Gunner again cites COVID for his failing to answer questions
All politicians during interviews, especially before elections, should do it hooked up to a lie detector (polygraph).
They are not 100% accurate but better than nothing.


Standoff over Anzac Oval for gallery crescendoes
Merrilyn Spencer, with due respect for your opinion, the tourists will not come to Alice only for an art gallery and cultural center.
We must offer more than that, especially when crime is rising.
The Aboriginal collection at the Vatican Museum is one of the most important outside Australia and it is the most visited at the Vatican Museum.
The Vatican Museum Indigenous collection has some of the earliest known documentations of Australian Indigenous culture.
The collection has been tallied for the first time in a recently released catalogue by Prof Mick Dodson, Katherine Aigner (editor), Senator Pat Dodson (contributing author), Craig Richie (CEO AIATSIS), Fr Nicola Mapelli (Director, Anima Mundi).
In France Quai Branly Museum has ensured Aboriginal art will have a permanent and high-profile presence in Paris by commissioning Lena Nyadby, one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, to produce a 700-square-metre work to be displayed on a section of its roof.
There are many like those all across the world, so, why come to Alice only for an art gallery?
The Taking Control of our Heritage – Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference will provide the first opportunity for Traditional Owners and their allies to meet, discuss, and develop programs, strategies and ideas to take control of their cultural heritage in Australia. Tuesday 24th November – Thursday 26th November 2020, Melbourne, Victoria.
Please take note of “Traditional Owners to take control of their Cultural Heritage” not once again controlled by arrogant white fellows like Moss and Wakefield.
So we should wait to see the outcomes before wasting money and destroy more of Alice Springs.


Wakefield ready for fight: affirms intention to acquire oval
@ Alice resident: You forgot the The Alice Springs Gen­er­al Ceme­tery (Memo­r­i­al) adja­cent to the Avi­a­tion Muse­um.
The graves of Albert Namatji­ra (Abo­rig­i­nal painter from Her­manns­burg), Harold Las­seter (who claimed to have found an as-yet undis­cov­ered 7‑mile-long gold reef in Cen­tral Aus­tralia) and anthro­pol­o­gist Olive Pink, who, eccen­tric to the last, is buried fac­ing the oppo­site direc­tion to every­body else.
The Gen­er­al Ceme­tery is her­itage list­ed.


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