Come walk in our beautiful park

kata djuta, central australia

kata djuta - central australia

In just 3 of my (74yo) lifetimes, we have ruined much of our once ‘beautiful park’ (the early settler description of this continent) and, unbelievably, are increasing the rate at which we do so

 

If there are actions and ideas that so defy logic, analysis and direct experience .. then here they are .. we are deliberately destroying our earth home 

Background

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have lived on the land and seas around the Australian continent for more than 60,000 years. They are the First Peoples.

 

The rich languages, cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples represent the world’s oldest continuous cultural heritage. This unique legacy is recognised internationally and is one of the things that sets Australia apart from the rest of the world.

Those lands and waters were colonised by Europeans, who took them without treaty or consent, and Australia’s Constitution, our most important legal document, contains no acknowledgement of the First Peoples of Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were not given a voice in the convention debates of the 1890s, which led to the drafting of the Constitution in 1901, and few were able to vote for it. 

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