inspired by the culture of Australian Railways
For over 150 years songwriters, poets musicians and writers have observed and recorded many aspects of Australian railway life. Many of the songs and poems came directly from those who were employed in building or operating national railway systems. Others items came from those who used railways as passengers, or recall trains amongst their earliest memories.
via Australian Railway Songs.
Kevin Rudd says Manus Island was not ‘perfect answer’ but defends policy
In the wake of riots that left one asylum seeker dead and many injured, the former prime minister says the hardline policy was necessary on practical and moral grounds
Michael Safi and agencies
theguardian.com, Sunday 2 March 2014 11.28 AEST
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Kevin Rudd talks to the media at a press conference at in 2013; he has now said that sending asylum seekers to PNG was ‘not a perfect answer’. Photograph: Imago/Barcroft Media
Kevin Rudd has admitted the hardline asylum-seeker policy he implemented in mid-2013 to send claimants to Manus Island was “not a perfect answer” but said his government had been facing a practical, moral and political dilemma at the time.
Iranian man Reza Berati, 23, died at the detention centre in mid-February from injuries inflicted on him during a riot. Guardian Australia has since revealed exclusive footage of harrowing scenes during the unrest in which wounded people are treated by detention centre staff at a makeshift, open-air field hospital.
via Kevin Rudd says Manus Island was not 'perfect answer' but defends policy | World news | theguardian.com.
FROM SANDRA’S CARELESS CD
History Resources for Students
Martyrs of the Koori Struggle
Images of Koori History
Koori history newspaper archive
Albert Namatjira – a life
Anti-Bicentenary Cartoon Book
The Noel Pearson Dossier
Aboriginal Embassy 1972
1982 Brisbane Games Videos
Timeline of Indigenous Reistance
Race & Australian Cartoonists
Koori history Video clips
History Resouces in PDF Format
1965 Freedom Ride
Koori History Audio Files
Dawn Magazine 1952 – 1975
Foley articles for Tracker Magazine
Koor History on Youtube
Gary Foley History Essays
About this website
Arlene TextaQueen Exhibition 2011
via The Koori History Website.
Are Tiny Houses the Key to Fighting Homelessness?
February 24, 2014
by Erika Lundahl
This post first appeared in Yes! Magazine.
An architect’s rendering of Quixote Village in Olympia, Wash. Image courtesy of Panza.
On a Saturday in September, more than 125 volunteers showed up with tools in hand and built six new 16-by-20-foot houses for a group of formerly homeless men. It was the beginning of Second Wind Cottages, a tiny-house village for the chronically homeless in the town of Newfield, NY, outside of Ithaca.
On January 29, the village officially opened, and its first residents settled in. Each house had cost about $10,000 to build, a fraction of what it would have cost to house the men in a new apartment building.
The project is part of a national movement of tiny-house villages, an alternative approach to housing the homeless that’s beginning to catch the interest of national advocates and government housing officials alike.
“It’s certainly something that we would encourage other communities to take a look at,” says Lee Jones at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
via Are Tiny Houses the Key to Fighting Homelessness? | Activism, Blog | BillMoyers.com.
Credit: Bindi Cole
The name Jack Charles may not be familiar to a British audience, but his kind of story is.
On the play’s second night Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott pledges to spend a week in an Outback Aboriginal settlement to show once again his commitment to improving the bleak plight of indigenous people. So far good timing for Australia’s longest-running Aboriginal theatre company.
For the story of Jack Charles v The Crown reflects the stories of so many Aboriginal peoples.
But then Jack Charles has been banging this same drum for more than 40 years. Now 71, the aboriginal actor has brought his story to a new audience on the other side of the world, an audience whose familiarity with his mugshots can’t be taken for granted.
via Theatre review: Jack Charles v The Crown at Barbican, The Pit.
I don’t seem able to sleep. I feel like I am on Vigil. The rain is falling and falling and we tend to flood here. Next door a car is coming in way late – after midnight. And my very favourite Auntie is in Bankstown Hospital after a formidable stroke. Tomorrow, they begin to make decisions about her options.
Its 3 years since my own sister died. 3 years this week.
And as for me – one simple 10 minute procedure and I have a new lens in my eye and can see – without glasses or anything. I shall take my Kindle soon and try for sleeping with all the ghosts around me. I wish Alec Donald Wilson were still around to sign off for the night. Good Night, All. We will see what tomorrow’s rains bring.
Giinnagay! means Welcome! in the Gumbaynggirr language. Gumbaynggirr Country and Language covers an area between the Nambucca River in the south and around the mid-Clarence River in the north. There are several dialects of Gumbaynggirr Language. The language continues to be used today, it is being taught to school children, and a dictionary has been produced by Muurrbay Aboriginal Language & Culture Co-operative.
Bluebells of Bellwood Pty Ltd trading as Just Too Deadly Merchandise is an Aboriginal-owned business enterprise based in Nambucca Heads on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. We supply promotional products, industrial workwear and casual wear.
Just Too Deadly Merchandise has developed into the online store world. We offer Better Deals, Faster Turnaround and send our products all over Australia and the world. We are happy for our products and Gumbaynggirr culture to be part of your home or business, and we thank you for supporting us.
However, Just Too Deadly Merchandise maintains its physical connection with Gumbaynggirr Country as per the following:
GRAND OPENING…… Just Too Deadly Merchandise Retail Store Shop 4/26 Ridge St Nambucca Heads,13 January 2014
Senior Gumbaynggirr Elder Aunty Jessie Williams cutting the ribbon to Just Too Deadly Merchandise Retail Store Nambucca Heads
via About JTD.
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