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“And still my family die.” Marie Munkara on the commodification of life and death on the Tiwi islands

“And still my family die.” Marie Munkara on the commodification of life and death on the Tiwi islands

Bob Gosford November 22, 2017

The mission arrived one hundred and six years ago. Despite having a perfectly functioning society for thousands of years, they came to “Save” us, but since their arrival we have the highest incidence of suicide on the planet and domestic violence is rife. So what does that tell you? They were too busy coveting our souls to really Love Thy Neighbour weren’t they? We are not people to them, we are objects of religious zeal.

Marie Munkara wins 2010 Northern Territory Book of the Year!!

Marie Munkara wins 2010 Northern Territory Book of the Year!!

Bob Gosford February 12, 2010 3 Comments

Congratulations to Marie - and her family - on winning this richly deserved award. By all accounts at least one of the other authors thought that they had the prize in the bag - and was somewhat crestfallen when Marie walked away with the goods.

Every Secret Thing – Interview with Marie Munkara, Part 2

Every Secret Thing – Interview with Marie Munkara, Part 2

Bob Gosford October 22, 2009 5 Comments

It is not right that these horrible things were done when the Church was supposed to be protecting children. I think it should be investigated, we shouldn’t just let it go. There was, and still is, a real fear of the church at times.

Every Secret Thing – Interview with Marie Munkara. Part 1

Every Secret Thing – Interview with Marie Munkara. Part 1

Bob Gosford October 21, 2009 8 Comments

Every Secret Thing is one of the best books written about life in the Northern Territory since Xavier Herbert's Capricornia - that's a pretty big call but I reckon this book is just as funny, brave and deadly serious as that grumpy old curmudgeon's masterpiece.