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Governments, ownership and control of the Yuendumu 100

Governments, ownership and control of the Yuendumu 100

"Warlpiri people are not slaves, yet many in ‘mainstream’ society persist in claiming some sort of ‘ownership’ of Aborigines. They arrogantly have opinions as to what Aborigines should or shouldn’t do, and believe they have some sort of right in deciding what is best for them. Warlpiri have no power over their destiny. No say in their future. No say in how they should run their lives." Frank Baarda, Yuendumu 2010

Ten questions for Tom Keneally – Ubud Writers Festival diary day 4

Ten questions for Tom Keneally – Ubud Writers Festival diary day 4

I didn’t want to follow Manly but my daughter insisted. Then the club committee noticed me on the hill so they invited me to sit with them one day and I behaved my backside off and ultimately became their No. 1 ticket holder, which is one of the highest states to which a humble Homo sapien can rise short of actually playing first grade rugby league.

Sitor Situmorang at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

Sitor Situmorang at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

To begin, in the military regime of Soeharto at the time, we were put in the goal without any accusation - informal or formal. You were just...one day you were picked up from where you stay by a military peleton then you are just dropped into...

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival diary – day 1

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival diary – day 1

I rose early to a cock crow from the house next door, went back to bed to pay off some sleep debt and woke again later in the morning to a fierce heat.