Scotty: The population of Arrernte people living on Arrernte land …

Comment on Flag on the Hill: When No became Yes by Evelyne Roullet.

Scotty: The population of Arrernte people living on Arrernte land (including Alice Springs) is estimated at 25,000, making it the second largest of all Central Australian tribes. How many were sitting in front of Centrelink?
Pseudo Guru: One Country, One Law, One Flag?
Ok so which country? Which law? which flag?
May be Australia (at least the Northern territory) should copy New Caledonia.
It is a territory sui generis to which France has gradually transferred certain powers. New Caledonia was penal colony of the same period as Australia.
It is now governed by a 54-member Territorial Congress, a legislative body composed of members of three provincial assemblies. The French state is represented in the territory by a High Commissioner.
At a national level, New Caledonia is represented in the French parliament by two deputies and two senators.

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Flag on the Hill: When No became Yes
Concerned Rate and Taxpayer: Explain then why we have a NT flag? One flag OK, is NT not Australia? Why has the Casino so many flags? Is Malaysia invading us?


Flag on the Hill: When No became Yes
How sad to see one flag missing on Anzac Hill, a war memorial.
War does not discriminate, nor should we.
Indigenous Australians have served in virtually every conflict and peace keeping mission in which Australia has participated since the start of last century – from the Boer War to East Timor, and most likely Afghanistan also.
I hope it will fly on the 18 August for the commemoration of the Battle of Long Tan (August 18, 1966).
Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War from 1962 – 1975 involved almost 60,000 Australians of whom 521 paid the ultimate sacrifice.
In 1987 Prime Minister Bob Hawke designated 18 August as Australia’s official Vietnam Veterans’ Day.
The date commemorates the Battle of Long Tan when Delta Company 6 RAR fought an encounter battle against enemy forces in the Long Tan rubber plantation just a few thousand metres from the 1st Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat.
Heavily outnumbered and in jungle conditions, Aboriginal servicemen were among Australian troops who fought a guerrilla war against the Viet Cong. Among the 108 men who fought in Australia’s most famous battle in Vietnam, against an entire Viet Cong regiment of around 1500–2000. Five diggers have been identified as Aboriginal after the battle.
Of the 260 Indigenous Vietnam veterans identified by the Australian War Memorial in 2010, 19 were Navy. Many sailors were involved in transporting servicemen to Vietnam from Australia and patrols to the North Vietnamese coast.
Could we not honour those servicemen by flying the flag?
I can hear the voices saying but they serve under the Australian flag! Have they? A flag which still does not recognise them and did not exist at the time of the Boer war.


Flag on the Hill: When No became Yes
Mabel, do you have somebody in mind?
Keep in mind that there is good and bad in all ethnic groups and that Australia has been built by convicts and prostitutes!


Recent Comments by Evelyne Roullet

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.


New Normal recipe from the too hard basket
Alice Springs in the middle of the centre of Australia is a land of opportunities.
All those ideas / projects and more are quite feasible (let the Chinese come in and they will do it in no time!)
The crime depends on some achievements bringing hope for the future. But to achieve we need leaders with vision, stamina and guts. Leaders capable to get out of the box they are in and not scared to rock the boat.


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