Pride in ourselves as lesbian, gay, trany, bi.
Pride in communities which support and recognise the critical nature of reconciliation.
3.2.98 Press Release
16.2.98 Press Release
SITE includes plenty of information you can use to advance Reconciliation.
Take some time out, make
yourself a drink, sit back and READ
something like ...
lizards: the giant goanna of peace
Bridging gaps ... the seven metre goanna created for
Moree's reconciliation festival by Sydney lesbians and local youth
Anwernekenhe: the Black Survivors
Invasion Day 1998: Aboriginal Statements
"When an ideology that elevates to national hero status the architect of indigenous genocide, it infests the fabric of society. School children, from the he time that they can reason, are inculcated with the notion that theft equals righteousness, colonialism equals liberation, that indigenous peoples were and are savages, and that Euro-American superiority has been vindicated through the colonialism of the western hemisphere"
Progress Association manifesto (1938)
"We have in our arteries the blood of the Original Australians, who have lived in this land for many thousands of years. You came here only recently, and you took our land away from us by force. You have almost exterminated our people, but there are enough of us remaining to expose the humbug of your claim, as White Australians, to be a civilized, progressive, kindly and humane nation. By your cruelty and callousness towards the Aborigines you stand condemned in the eyes of the civilized world"
Survival against the colonialist state
by Irene Watson
the true story of Hindmarsh
"To those who say as they did when they planted the theory of terra nullius upon our lands that we were peoples without law, and to those who say women's law-business is a fabrication, I say: you are ignorant, and have much to learn."
fear: Race, politics and respectable Australia
By David Marr
"Did you (like me) jump out of your
skin at the sight of the old black man standing in the rain in Peter Weir's
The Last Wave? It was a fright straight out of childhood. Who taught me
about black bogeymen who take little children away? Probably my grandmother.
I'm still carrying that baggage and know I'm not alone in that."
|Food for thought|
" 'At no stage did Aboriginal civilisation develop substantial buildings, roadways or even a wheeled cart.' Dispossession was bound to happen, he said. 'Those in the guilt industry have to consider that developing cultures and peoples will always overtake relatively stationary cultures'."
Australia's Deputy Prime
Minister, Tim Fisher
(The Australian 22.6.93, page 8)
Fisher was defended against
accusations of bigotry and racism by none other than Australian Prime Minister
(The Courier-Mail; 9.7.93, page 2)
Now you can see why they find it impossible to say 'sorry'?
To find out how to contact
our beloved leaders check out the SUPPORT
Read 'A Black view of Howard's way'
"I don't think there's ever been such ill-will about the administration and policy development in Aboriginal affairs ever in the 20th century, having due regard to previous historic periods and different ways of thinking. I mean, these blokes are reinventing the 19th century."
Read about who will gain from the government's racist Ten Point Plan
".. if Aboriginal
people get to share the riches that are still left in this country, what
is wrong with that? because it's only been 125 years since they took all
the riches .."
Babe and Kweer Kat
Local artists Brook Andrew and Rea draw upon their own histories to make an exhibition which takes as its starting point identities in conflict.
February 12 - March 7
Gitte Weise Gallery
Level 2, 94 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
CitySearch coverage of Blak Babe and Kweer Kat
Sydney Sidewalk coverage of Black Babe and Kweer Kat
features welcome by Wendy Brady, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Board member and a member of the Wiradjuri Aboriginal nation, and didgeridoo played by Greg Fleck. (Requires RealAudio Player).
Produced by Raymond Blanco, Artistic Director, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre. Victoria Park was once a Koori corroboree site - we're reclaiming it as a space for all of our tribes.
Victoria Park Pool
Victoria Park, Parramatta Rd, Darlington
CitySearch coverage of Pool Party
(Requires RealAudio Player).
Sydney's leading indigenous art gallery gathers four indigenous gay and lesbian artists, ranging across a variety of styles, for this group show.
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative
27 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
CitySearch coverage of Black Roots
Sydney Sidewalk coverage of Black Roots
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