I am currently in Oodnadatta, and I have been reading poetry by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (formerly known as Kath Walker) at the Pink Roadhouse. It's quite fascinating poetry, and incredibly moving. Here I share a few that I have thoroughly enjoyed or found thought provoking.An Appeal:Statesmen, who make the nation's laws,With power to force unfriendly doors,Give leadership … Continue reading Poems by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker)
"The only answer is to give them back their land rights and let the Aborigine try and rectify what the white man has done because a white man will never do it." I've been really torn reading this book. There's a lot of history and personal stories recorded therein that are like a raging fire … Continue reading #1 – “Because A White Man’ll Never Do It” – a series of extracts and quotes from Kevin Gilbert’s tour de force.
Some of you might know about this “Trek to the Red Centre” that a mate and I are doing. For those of you who don’t know: a mate, Michael Doyle, and I will be walking from Sydney, NSW, to Uluru, NT, Australia from the 16th of December 2013 to May 2014. That’s a round trip … Continue reading Trek to the Red Centre: An Apology – An Active Summons to Taking Risks and Following Jesus