Category Archives: Torres Strait Islander

I’m guessing you mob…

… would probably agree with me on this one: if you serve your Country, you should be recognised by your Country. I wouldn’t have thought this was too much to ask for from the powers that be – a person’s … Continue reading

Posted in 1905 Act, 1967 Referendum, Aboriginal, adventure, adversity, Australia, black, Blackfellas, Bloke, Blokes, Community, Family, Indigenous, life, Mates, Mateship, Medals, Military, Military Funeral, people, racism, Society, Torres Strait Islander, Uncategorized, Uniform, War, Western Australia, Whitefellas, yarn | 7 Comments

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

Posted in 1905 Act, Aboriginal, adversity, Archie Roach, Australia, Blackfellas, Broome, culture, fear, Indigenous, Islander, life, Took the Children Away, Torres Strait Islander, Western Australia, Western Australian, Whitefellas, yarn | Tagged | 2 Comments

My mother believes…

… her life can be measured by the ‘doors’ she’s been forced to pass through in her life. For the most part – I guess most of us simply go in one door and step out the other, as we … Continue reading

Posted in 1905 Act, 1967 Referendum, Aboriginal, adversity, Australia, Australiana, black, Blackfellas, child, control, culture, Family, fear, good samaritan, hard, hurt, Indigenous, Islander, Leaving Home, life, lonely, Lucky, Mother, Mum, racism, Society, Torres Strait Islander, Western Australia, white, Whitefellas, yarn | 17 Comments