Perspectives on Indigenous Australia By Christian, Josh and Liam
Visual Image • Awareness • Stereotypes • Racism • Equallity
Proud Murri • Poem written by Dan Davis • Bravery • Pride • Strong beliefs I'm proud to be a Murri, proud to be a true Australian. I'm proud of my culture, my heritage, that's what makes me who I am. My father, he Kukuyalanji, my mother Baradah woman. But all we are family, we are all one of many men. I'm proud to be a Murri, I'm not ashamed of who I am. I'm not one of those gammon Murris who think they're only half. When I hear people talk like that, I just look at them an laugh. Did I tell you I'm living as a proud Murri, I'll die as one too. All the way from Bluff, real Murri through and through. But ashamed I don't know my culture as well as I would like. I guess that's my regret, not knowing my language and ways of living, that's my right. But still, I'll stand ten feet tall when someone says 'who here belong to this country?' I'll jump up and say 'that's me mate,' I'm proud to be a Murri.
Took the Children Away • ’ He said, “You touch my kids and you fight me” and they took us from our family‘ • 'Told us what to do and say, Told us all the white man's ways‘ • 'One sweet day all the children came back' • Song by Archie Roach • Bravery • Pride • Racism
Who Took the Children Away? • 'They were all right back then‘ • 'Drink too bloody much though’ • 'I wonder if he would have taken the children away’ • Story by Richard Frankland • Racism • Stereotypes