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A short tribute to Sir Ninian Stephen

A short tribute to Sir Ninian Stephen

Bob Gosford October 31, 2017 1 Comment

When Sir Ninian Stephen found that lands around Uluru-Kata Tjuta [Ayers Rock] were to be returned to their traditional owners he put his hand up to be the official representative of the Crown in handing over the title deeds.

Tragic confrontation in the desert

Tragic confrontation in the desert

Bob Gosford April 9, 2014

I find Nicolas Rothwell's bald assertion that the APY women are “ritually subservient to the men” - and therefore should bow to their will in such matters as the Ngintaka Tjukurpa – so powerfully denied by the Story itself.

Ngintaka’s long road to Adelaide

Ngintaka’s long road to Adelaide

Bob Gosford April 4, 2014 1 Comment

The "mortal threat to traditional law and culture" to Aboriginal culture posed by the Ngintaka exhibition appears to have evaporated into the thin desert air.

For shame, Nicolas Rothwell

For shame, Nicolas Rothwell

Bob Gosford March 31, 2014 6 Comments

Nicolas Rothwell shows extreme disrespect of Anangu governance by referring to the traditional owners of the Ngintaka songline who have led the project as ‘plausible-seeming desert leaders’. Who is he to judge their traditional knowledge or status?