Day 72: 9am
I have being thought a lot of station, community and town. I have hear all the story, pain, hurt and anger from aboriginal leader’s and elders. I have seen how things are not being done out here and how my people live in station, community and town. There a lot of work need to be done . But the government turn a blind eye and just don’t care what go on. Even if the people ask for help to get think done.
But the think I have notice when I visit station, community and town is that my people know who i’m and want I’m doing. This walk i’m doing it give our people hope, believe, happiness, joy and they known change well come soon.
I hope I well not be the last of my people to walk across on our ancient land sin the traditional time. But I hope this walk well courage more of my people to start believing in them self. That if you got a dream go get it and never give up on it.
Day 72: 4pm
Day 72: 6pm
Day 73: 4pm
Take a look at this. Today I when for a walk to the women centre to have a yarn with the women and go have a cup a tea with them. Also to talk about how think a going for the women in Jameson community. When I was in there I notes the elderly women where making paper.
I when over and ask them what this paper made off. They told me that this paper is made out of spinifex seed’s. I was like no way. It dosing say in our history book we made spinifex paper. But it look like the history book a wrong. The people from the centre desert made paper. They being making paper out of spinifex seed’s seen traditional time and use to write on them to pass letter to other country group.
Also to talk with each other and use them to invited group from other area in to they country for law time, for some one who pass away, invited for dinner and many more think they use the spinifex paper for.
The spinifex paper is very rare and I never seen one before manly in a museum. This the first time I have see one. The Australia museums, western Australia museum and the British museum. Who love to get they hands on one of this and put it in to a museum.
But they won’t get they hands on this. They have to much. This spinifex paper is very rare and made from the elders of the central desert area. This go to show we use to make paper. But made it out of spinifex seed’s. Thank you to the women elders from the central desert for letting me have one.
Day 73: 4.30pm
Just sitting out in the bush with Wilton Jackson watching him make a shield. The central desert mob still know how to make the traditional tool. Unbelievable I love being out here. There so much to learn from the central desert people.
Day 73: 5pm
“This is a story about two lady’s who used to walk around Wingelina.” – Garry
Day 73: 6pm