"We are in with a chance because the Aboriginal
people are so
Father Frank Brennan
"Yes, they can isolate us from all these
things, and colonise us through
those things, but they can't colonise
us in our mind. We'll always think
and their names won't be forgotten."
For Mick Keogh
[policy director, NSW Farmers Association] the big
breakthrough is the imposition of "some
sort of order"
"If I don't get him with my tongue, me,
I'm a spiritual woman and I
think hard against people who do us wrong."
"That was a very sad thing, I feel very
unhappy about that, I really do.
Unfortunately she was just misled."
"The Prime Minister leads a mean- spirited
Government. He says the
pendulum has moved too far in our favour.
What a joke."
"We need Mussolini here today," says Frank
Curulli, proprietor Bar
"He made the trains run on time," nods
David Oldfield approvingly.
Retired schoolteacher Dorothy
Bessant, 68, a
grandmother and also an anti-Grand Prix
captured the mood. "Why am I coming? Because
feel most strongly about that most beautiful
Kakadu,'' she said.
"I say pull the walls down between the
various ethnic groups and
religious groups and white Australians
and Aboriginal Australians and
immigrants. Let all of Australia grow."
"All we have done is give, give, give,
give, give, give, give. We've
been taken from, kids taken away and all
this sort of stuff, for 200
years. And when we need people to talk
to us, they don't know how to
talk to us, because it's hard to talk
to somebody that you've taken
"I have asked her to put up or shut up"