Last evening was an eye opener, showing the ignorance of …

Comment on National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table by Evelyne Roullet.

Last evening was an eye opener, showing the ignorance of Aboriginal Culture by all levels of government.
The Custodians get acknowledged at the opening of any/every meeting, but get totally put aside when it comes to making decisions about their land.
No need to wonder why the young Aborigines are lawless when they see the luck of respect given to their elders.

Evelyne Roullet Also Commented

National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table
@ Michael Dean, I do not think we can beat Quay Branly Museum.
It houses a collection of 3500 indigenous artifacts and artwork from around the world. But Australia’s contribution is unique: apart from 107 pieces in the permanent collection, eight works by Aboriginal artists have been engraved into the museum’s front wall, entrances and ceilings.
Through an ingenious system of mirrors and by extending the paintings onto the exterior window frames, all bar one of the works can be seen through glass from the street. Lit up at night, they make a 24-hour exhibition of Aboriginal art in Paris.
The Aboriginal contribution to the museum is so great that artist Judy Watson, whose work is engraved into the glass and stone of the front wall, says it is as if the artists “are swallowing the building. We are looking out on the street, we are everywhere.”
The museum rooftop display shows Indigenous artist Lena Nyadbi’s work to the world.
The installation is designed to be visible from several different levels of the nearby Eiffel Tower, which draws in around seven million visitors every year.
It will even be visible from space, thanks to satellite mapping technology.


National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table
@Jones “The gallery must be viable, it must draw tourists and help local businesses.”
Does anyone know what is going in the gallery? To draw tourists it must have art/artifacts that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world and most of all be supported by the local artists.
“Ryan … was always going to support the Anzac Oval proposal.” If Gunner and Ryan were dead set on Anzac oval, why waste the taxpayers’ money in survey, committees,costly publicity? Especially when the NT is broke and in debts.
“The Aboriginal group, never having to consider profitability in their lives as they are endlessly in the Government’s funding trough …”
Some are taxes and rates payers and they are not the only ones shirking responsibility and living off the efforts of others.


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@ RM: “However, for Australia as a country to function properly our standards are based and built on Western traditions including the altruistic beliefs of Christianity.
If you don’t like that or don’t believe in that then you can choose to live outback away from the city or even move out of the country.”
This CHRISTIAN (rather unchristian) statement is the proof of the arrogance of the western society who believes they know it all and that the Australian colonialism brought paradise to this land.
Like Alex Gamin I will advise you to read “The Biggest Estate on Earth” and learn a bit about Aborigines and their way of life, especially the land management which was the same accross the country.
I will quote Roslyn Ross: Many different peoples living here in 1788, descended from different waves of migration, without a common language, generally at war with each other, constituted tribes and often barely that given the numbers of some groups, and nothing close to any sort of nations.”
I will quote Bill Gammage: “Accross Australia early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park, open woodlands and abundant wildlife, it evoked a country estate in England.”
Once Aboriginal people were no longer able to tend their country, it became overgrown and vulnerable.
Christian westerners have done a good job.
“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.” Desmond Tutu.
The same can be said about Australia.


Four weeks to comment on fracking chaos
@ Recent visitor of Alice
You are very correct and this have been said over and over. Every time I read such comment this song come to my head:
I talk to the trees
But they don’t listen to me
I talk to the stars
But they never hear me
The breeze hasn’t time
To stop and hear what I say
I talk to them all in vain

I hope that the last bit will be coming soon:
But suddenly my words
Reach someone else’s ear
At someone else’s heart strings too
I tell you my dreams
And while you’re listening to me
I suddenly see them come true


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