I had a meeting with Fabian Conway last Friday. We …

Comment on Gunner’s native title deal not what it seems to be by Russell Bray.

I had a meeting with Fabian Conway last Friday.
We discussed that Lhere Artepe figures Robert Campbell, Shane Lindner and Grahame Smith and others are not Mparntwe people.
Saturday I spoke with Fabian again and he informed me that they will have a trespass notice put on me to stay away from my family including Fabian.
He described these tactics as frightening. Fabian informed them that we were family and will talk to me anytime.
These people cannot even organise meetings, such as AGMs for all estate groups.
Meetings have not been called legally since Campbell took over as CEO.
Last year an Ilpma meeting was called by word of mouth.
There were no minutes, no finance reports, no roll call for members.
Present were three Mparntwe members, including Alan Campbell who had no legal right to be there but is part of Robert Campbell’s family.
I rang Robert Campbell twice on Saturday – no answer.
They seem to be using frightening tactics with the poor uneducated.
Fabian named all Arunta sacred sites in the five locations referred to on Mr Gunner’s map.
I am wondering if these Kindergarten boys can?

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Gunner’s native title deal not what it seems to be
The parcel of lands portion numbers 8118, 8869 and 4051 are in the swamp area.
According to the NT Government rules the developer would have to build a metre high footing to build. A lot of carting of sand and gravel.

Gunner’s native title deal not what it seems to be
Marisa, where have you been all these years? I thought you the Stuarts related to Nancy Campbell.
If so you are family for Robert Campbell that’s why he is making all the Campbell family members.
This is not according to the rules.
Another bad point on your part, Mort Conway passed away thirty years ago or more.
Fabian Conway and his family are the true Culture Traditional Owners.

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These people need to be brought to justice.
ORIC are the most useless government organisation in Australia.
We have written to them about Lhere Artepe and nothing was done.
Lhere Artepe, the native title holders of Alice Springs, is illegal.
Mparntwe belongs to the Hermannsburg Western Arunta People going back to 2005.
The Campbells the Kunoths, the Geoff Shaws and Liddles do not belong to the Central and Eastern Arunta group.

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Apologies Apex. I’ve lived in Alice all my life and to be honest as my memory serves me, have never seen nor heard any advertisements of the race until it is upon us.
Correct me if I’am wrong, the only advertising on TV months before the race is the Boulia Camel Races.
So they have a handle on who is who and can organise all races on the day. History.
Going back to the first ever race, 1969/1970, it was a bet between two men who worked for the Lands Department, Keith Mooney Smith, Town Planner and a member of Rotary and Apex.
The other, an Afghan, Stuart Corby, a Chain man who had a few camels on his homeland, Maryvale.
It started over a few beers to have a race and Stuart would supply the Camels.
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That’s one way of getting rid of professional people to work out the bush and to get rid of the cultural people to move to the next nearest town, and getting the blame for all break-ins and stealing.
It’s all to do with mining companies to move in and take over with the help of Central Land Council.
For instance, Lake Nash lose health centre now.
Our people are living in the creek at Charles River and Hoppy’s camp in tents.
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Stuff the Melanka block. It’s blackfeller money from their land.

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Why don’t you people leave things as it were in the past?
All about money. It use to be a family outing to enjoy.
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You get some new arrival from interstate and changes things and pulls out when turns into a big flop.
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Surprised: Why should not BHP or any other mining company pay for the culling of these animals?
Example: We were told by a Central Land Council lawyer to whom I gave [as an example] an amount of forty million dollars.
Who benefits from the money? Her statement: 50% mining, government 40% and land councils 4%.
I then asked what do us blackfellas get? 1% of the land council. She was sent on walkabout, just for her honesty.
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Stay on the dole where you [belong].
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