Category Archives: fear

In1992…

…my mate and I had been granted Shore Leave from HMAS Watson in Sydney and we had just called for a taxi to take us into ‘town’. I was standing outside the public phone next to a Milk Bar, where … Continue reading

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When I’m fair worn out…

… my mind rebels and my body just isn’t sure at all, about what it should do with itself. I stop thinking well. In fact I’m often caught wondering if I’ve been thinking at all. I’m on automatic pilot when … Continue reading

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Archie Roach wrote…

… these words – which of course – became this song: Took the Children Away. This story’s right, this story’s true I would not tell lies to you Like the promises they did not keep And how they fenced us … Continue reading

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