Day 328: 9am
In Connection to Country we are first shown the Burrup Peninsula which is home to the oldest art in the world. Outdating the pyramids and Stonehenge by thousands of years, what should be an area that is protected and highly valued by the nation has been decimated by nearby mining and neglect by the government.
With reports for many years about the importance of the site and the continued destruction in the area it’s a heartbreaking reality for the Aboriginal community who have recently learned that along with this site, over 2000 other sites once registered as sacred have been deregistered without consultation with community by the Western Australian government.
“They de-registered those sites by stealth, we don’t know how long it took them. One of the Ministers found out by accident that all these sites were being de-registered. They wanted to put a new classification on all of these sites that stated that they had to have a regular activity on these sites to be called a sacred site but – who decided that? It certainly didn’t come from Aboriginal people, it’s something that they have come up with overnight to fast track all those mining approvals.” Mowarin says.
Day 328: 11.30am
Our number of our people drop down to also must extinction from 1788 to 1901 there was only 25,000 of us left. Until the last 117 year our population increased from 25,000 to 548,118 population.
Day 328: 3pm
The illawarra koori mens support group,wollongong – Eric
Day 328: 4.30pm
Day 329: 11.30am
Day 329: 2pm