Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Peter Neilson - Drawings: Bark - 2 September - 21 September 2014

Tuesday 2 September 2014 - australiangalleries.com.au

An exhibition of drawings by PETER NEILSON will be held at 
AUSTRALIAN GALLERIES, 35 Derby Street, Collingwood, Melbourne. 

It will be held SEPTEMBER 2 - 21, 2014

The title of the exhibition is BARK.

What kind of times are they, when
A talk about trees is almost a crime
Because it implies silence about so many horrors?

from the poem "To Those Born Later" by Bertolt Brecht

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

musical giants ...

Guthrie and Leadbelly

flowering gum ...

... in the setting sun

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gumbaynggirr People Celebrate Nambucca Heads Native Title

The Federal Court has approved a 17-year-old native title claim by the Gumbaynggirr people on the New South Wales mid-north coast.

Gumbaynggirr dancers with Justice Jayne Jagot
More than 100 people stood and cheered after Judge Jayne Jagot handed down her ruling during a special open-air sitting at Nambucca Heads, south of Coffs Harbour.

The claim extends over a six-square-kilometre piece of coastal land within the Gaagal Wanggaan National Park, just south of the town.

The claim was initially lodged in 1996 on behalf the Gumbaynggirr people.

Only one of the original applicants remains alive today.

In delivering the determination, Justice Jagot acknowledged the process has been far too slow.

"The fundamental truth that justice delayed is justice denied should never be overlooked and must guide our future efforts in respect to the resolution of future efforts of the present kind," she said.

Former senator Aden Ridgeway was among the Gumbaynggirr applicants and said the length of time taken to process claims was a matter that needed to be addressed.

"Often with these things some of the legalities, or the bars that are set that need to be met, become problematic, and people get focused on the minutiae rather than the achievement of the bigger outcome," he said.

"I think if an eye is kept on that bigger picture, then we'll certainly get results a lot sooner."

The land will remain part of the Gaagal Wanggaan National Park.

living room

settling in ...
... table, poppies and dresser