The Art of the Australian Insult

The whitefellas’ terrible idea
September 24, 2008, 6:25 am
Filed under: Lifestyles

“One of the worst things that whitefellas did … wasn’t murders and rapes and the theft of land, bad as those things were. The worst thing was that they brought this terrible idea … that life was about survival; about being a convict or a soldier, ‘battling’ the land and just making it from day-to-day, and they have infected our people with this awful idea.”

Kombumerri intellectual and elder, Aunty Mary Graham, as quoted by the novelist Melissa Lukashenko.


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