Defining Moments in Black History – Australia

There is a mighty uprising amongst First Nations Women – Pioneers, Revolutionaries, Queens & Culture Keepers of modern day Goondwana:

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised this article may contain images and references to the deceased.

Just wanted to share the efforts of Our Sisters of Goondwana Lands that are standing up and out from Systemic Oppression.

There are a number of other sisters in courts declaring NO Jurisdiction in the Crown’s Courts such Patricia Ann Conlon a Wakka Wakka woman & Lee Nangala Lacey another Wakka Wakka woman challenging the Criminal Justice System and Mental Health System.

We stepping out and standing up against self imposed White Supremacy

There is a mighty uprising amongst First Nations Women - Pioneers, Revolutionaries, Queens & Culture Keepers of modern day Goondwana: </p><br />
<p>Aunty Rosalie Kunoth Monks declaring she is not Aboriginal nor is she Indigenous I am Sovereign .... I am not the problem statement on Q&A national tv </p><br />
<p>Aunty Jenny Munro establishing the Redfern Embassy speaking out against the sale of the 'Block' securing a heritage for our people of Sydney</p><br />
<p>Aunty Marlene Cummins speaking out against sexual abuse from people in positions of leadership and how govt do not support nor act accordingly addressing criminal behaviours because of colour</p><br />
<p>Sister Susan Rankin is organising a Walk for Freedom - against government systemic oppression targeting First Nations People proclaiming Sovereignty and renouncing any allegiance with foreign powers that destroyed much of our heritage as the Original People of this country</p><br />
<p>Vote NO to Constitutional Change is heading up and exposing the R Caimpaign that will lead to a extinguishing Sovereignty for the First People led by a staunch sister</p><br />
<p>Nawoola Loonmi Miriwoong as you will see is challenging police and courts against systemic oppression on a grass root level see Youtube clips</p><br />
<p>Marianne Mackay a staunch Noongar Sovereign Sister has been visible challenging speaking out against foreign powers for a number of years, seen in Utopia doco</p><br />
<p>Lorna Fejo a Muckaty Elder is fighting for rights to country, against government plans to put a nuclear waste dump on her countri she has been fighting for many years</p><br />
<p>Kylie Sambo speaking out also against government plans for Muckaty and the dangers against her people and countri</p><br />
<p>Aunty Beve Spiers speaking out against sand mining and the destruction and damage it does to cultural lands </p><br />
<p>The Porter Sisters standing strong in their Ancestral Homelands proclaiming their Sovereign Rights to their countri refusing to move despite much opposition</p><br />
<p>First Nations women of the community of Lake Tyers, in East Gippsland, Victoria, held a blockade against the state government’s powers and control of their community.</p><br />
<p>& there are many more not mentioned in this post, but it seems the First Nations are stepping up and speaking out across the country challenging government & alerting their people to the Truth! </p><br />
<p>We have many more on Fb too raising awareness to truth. There are many First Nations men fighting and challenging too but this post is about the Staunch Sisters to encourage and show recognition for standing up with little money and limited support and help from many including our very own First Nations Men. </p><br />
<p>They raise families meet community needs, hold jobs, study, do research & stand against tremendous oppression subtly imposed by the now dynamics of society... </p><br />
<p>Mirrabooka Sovereign Sisters just want to give a shout out to the not so comfortable Deadly Black Sisters as We remember and give honour to the Ancestors in the Spirit of Resilience and Strength Yuwea

Aunty Rosalie Kunoth Monks declaring she is not Aboriginal nor is she Indigenous I am Sovereign …. I am not the problem statement on Q&A national tv

Aunty Jenny Munro establishing the Redfern Embassy speaking out against the sale of the ‘Block’ securing a heritage for our people of Sydney

Aunty Marlene Cummins speaking out against sexual abuse from people in positions of leadership and how govt do not support nor act accordingly addressing criminal behaviours because of colour

Sister Susan Rankin is organising a Walk for Freedom – against government systemic oppression targeting First Nations People proclaiming Sovereignty and renouncing any allegiance with foreign powers that destroyed much of our heritage as the Original People of this country

Vote NO to Constitutional Change is heading up and exposing the R Caimpaign that will lead to a extinguishing Sovereignty for the First People led by a staunch sister

Nawoola Loonmi Miriwoong as you will see is challenging police and courts against systemic oppression on a grass root level see Youtube clips

Marianne Mackay a staunch Noongar Sovereign Sister has been visible challenging speaking out against foreign powers for a number of years, seen in Utopia doco

Lorna Fejo a Muckaty Elder is fighting for rights to country, against government plans to put a nuclear waste dump on her countri she has been fighting for many years

Kylie Sambo speaking out also against government plans for Muckaty and the dangers against her people and countri

Aunty Beve Spiers speaking out against sand mining and the destruction and damage it does to cultural lands

The Porter Sisters standing strong in their Ancestral Homelands proclaiming their Sovereign Rights to their countri refusing to move despite much opposition

First Nations women of the community of Lake Tyers, in East Gippsland, Victoria, held a blockade against the state government’s powers and control of their community.

& there are many more not mentioned in this post, but it seems the First Nations are stepping up and speaking out across the country challenging government & alerting their people to the Truth!

We have many more on Fb too raising awareness to truth. There are many First Nations men fighting and challenging too but this post is about the Staunch Sisters to encourage and show recognition for standing up with little money and limited support and help from many including our very own First Nations Men.

They raise families meet community needs, hold jobs, study, do research & stand against tremendous oppression subtly imposed by the now dynamics of society…

Mirrabooka Sovereign Sisters just want to give a shout out to the not so comfortable Deadly Black Sisters as We remember and give honour to the Ancestors in the Spirit of Resilience and Strength Yuwea

FIRST NATIONS WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA CEREMONIAL WALK FOR FREEDOM

First Nations women are walking from Melbourne to Canberra starting in Melbourne, on the 1st of September.

With an early morning breakfast send off.

Venue yet to be decided.

Why?? Because the sisters, aunties, mothers and grandmothers have been witness long enough to the pain and suffering, hopelessness and despair of our people and homelands through the systematic Genocide of our people by forcing conditions of life upon them resulting in the Physical mental emotional spiritual harm of a group of people.

We have seen enough of the self medicating blocking out from our trauma and grief and becoming dysfunctional. We need our own healing camps and safe places for the community to come to in times of despair.

We have seen enough of the poverty in our communities when the rest of Australia are growing rich on the proceeds of Genocide through the loss of our homelands through real estate and mining.

We are saying to this government and it’s agents including our own people: “To Set Our People Free From Bondage to an Alien Law system that is not of our own choosing..

We are bound by the first law for this old country and that is creator spirit/Gods Universal Rule of Natural Law.”

The most Omnipotent Law of all Laws it is the superior Law the Supreme Law to any man made rule of law system.

We are requesting an audience with the Ministers in Parliament with a list of issues that we are claiming back as the Sovereigns to our homelands and water ways.

For more information please contact Myself Susan Rankin

Mobile=0422445565

 

N.B. We are needing to get a support group together in Melbourne to help do some fund raising for materials for the walk.

All interested people please contact Susan.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1491333097753662/

 

We are a grass roots Organisation of First Nations women of Australia who are raising funds for materials for the walk from Melbourne to Canberra called the First Nations women of Australia ceremonial walk for freedom for our people.
At the moment our people are the highest rate of incarceration rates in jails for minor and petty charges.We also have the highest rate of deaths in custody.Since the Apolgy for the Stolen generation we have even more children taken today than ever before in such a short time.
First nations peoples are dying up to 18 years earlier than the western world due to eating foods and medicines that we are genetically allergic to that is causing all other kinds of illnessess and diseases to take over our bodies especially Auto=Imunne-Dificiiency-Syndrome and stress related sicknesses.At the moment our Youth sucide are the highest in the world in pandemic proportions and we are less than 4% of the Human population we should in Fact be on the Endangered Species list.
We are needing donations or sponsorship for materials for the walk such as petrol cards for the support vans that are carrying the food swags tens and sleeping water sleeping gear and gift cards for extra food along the way as we will have some peopel with Diabetes I am sure.
Art and craft materials for the children of the walkers do do banner painting and art work of the journey.A generator to keep phones and laptops charged to do up dates and phone interviews along the way and last but not least is a good size Marquee or tent and tarp with ropes and pegs for the kitchen area for the walkers out of the weather and wind.And to have some extra cash in our pockets in case of any mechanical misshaps that we might have along the way with the support vans.
We do not want much considering that this walk is about the absolute pain and suffering of our people under an Alien Law system that is not of our choosing that is the cause of the systematic genocide and ecocide of our people and lands.

 Please show your support at: http://www.gofundme.com/8o9pe0

 

Australian Aborigines Progressive Association

The Australian Aborigines Progressive Association (AAPA) – Originally formed in 1924 by Fred Maynard, a prolific member of the Australian Chapter of the Colored Progressive Association (1903-08). The AAPA was launched in April 1925 with a conference at St David’s Hall in Surry Hills NSW. It operated out of Addison’s Hall at 460 Crown Street, Surry Hills.

The AAPA held four major landmark conferences, amongst the many other undertakings Their activities culminated in a petition addressed to Jack Lang, the Premier of New South Wales, in May 1927, which called for the restitution of Aboriginal land. Their members had also written an appeal to King George V, which contested the power of the Aborigines Protection Board to withdraw Aboriginal control of reserves on the grounds that they had been granted by Queen Victoria.

The association grew to have eleven branches throughout New South Wales and over 500 active members. However the broad reach and vocal approach of the organisation alerted the Aborigines Protection Board to the threat that it posed. They set about a campaign to discredit the leaders of the association, attacking the credibility of Fred Maynard through a series of public statements. The association was also subject to frequent police harassment. Due to this harassment, by the end of 1927, the AAPA had been dissolved.

Today, the Australian Aborigines Progressive Association is recognised as the first United politically organised Aboriginal activist group in Australia.

Would you like to read more about this Great Moment in Blakistory …
·http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/australian_aborigines_progressive_association
· asset0.aiatsis.gov.au:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?&pid=18787

Magabala Books

In September 1984 a traditional song and dance festival was held at Ngumpan, near Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It was attended by more than two hundred people from communities throughout the region. The meeting voted for the establishment of a Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC). This meeting developed three main aims of KALACC and it was the third aim “Providing protection to traditional storytellers and artists in matters of copyright and publication”, that led to the establishment of Magabala Books.

Releasing its first title in 1987, Mayi – Some Bushfruits of the West Kimberley by Merrilee Lands it was followed by Wandering Girl, an autobiography by Glenyse Ward. This book sold out within ten days of the launch and continued to be a bestseller for over a decade. Both were milestone moments for the publisher that has since released over one hundred titles from a range of genres and publishing books by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all over Australia.

Magabala is the Nyul Nyul, Nyangumarta, Karrajari and Yawuru traditional language word for the bush banana found on the west Kimberley coast. As the fruit hardens and dries, it prepares for the dispersal of its many seeds with their spectacular parasol-shaped aerofoils. Magabala Books views it’s publishing in much the same way, by spreading the seeds of culture.

Based in Broome, Western Australia, Magabala Books is one of the remotest publishing houses in the world. It is also the oldest independent Indigenous publishing house in Australia.

Would you like to read more about this Great Moment in Blakistory …
· http://www.magabalabooks.com/

 

Damian Smith

Damian Smith, (1973 – ) Born New South Wales, Damian was raised in government housing by a widowed, single mother in the Industrial city of Newcastle. As one of six children, his interest in performance came through chance when at the age of ten, his mother was given tickets to the ballet. It was here that his love began. His natural ability was impressive and under the tutelage of Robin Hicks, he began to train free of charge. Being teased and bullied did not deter him and it was not long before he received a scholarship to perform at the McDonald College School of Arts, creating a safe space to explore and hone his craft with likeminded peers.

With a dream to have lessons with Baryshnikov, Damian was supported to attend and audition for the School of American Ballet. On the strength of his first audition, he was signed up and began his international pathway through the arts. He was almost 17.

After dancing with Ballet du Nord, he joined San Francisco Ballet in 1996. He was promoted to soloist in 1998 and to principal dancer in 2001 at the age of 27. Preparing for his inevitable retirement, Damian returned to Australia to present International Stars of Ballet in Noosa, Queensland. Through his remarkable journey hopes to be seen as a role model for Indigenous children.

Would you like to read more about this Great Moment in Blakistory …
· http://www.sfballet.org/about/company/dancers/view.asp?id=12340020
· http://www.abc.net.au/tv/messagestick/stories/s3064647.htm

Torres Strait Islander Railway Workers

The modernization of Australia and its foundation of vital mining and economic pathways, owes a significant debt to the blood, sweat and song Torres Strait Islander community. Officially permitted to travel to mainland Australia in 1947 Torres Strait Islander workers were primarily sought to fill the labour shortage in the agricultural industry. In the 1960s, many men, moved to the mainland to support their families. It was here they found employment building railways to mines in Mount Isa and Weipa in Queensland, and in the Pilbara and Port Hedland regions of Western Australia.

The work was tough and so was being away from family and country. Some Torres Strait Islanders would never return to their homelands. One of the noted rail gangs was led by Father Elemo Tapim. Comprised mostly of Eastern Torres Strait Islanders, they began work constructing the massive Queensland and Western Australian inland rail system. In doing this they documented every mile in a remarkable collection of songs in the Meriam language. The songs created by the Eastern Torres Strait Islanders also act as a roadmap for future generations – figuratively and literally inadvertently mapping the tracklines from outback Queensland and remote Western Australia in song.

To this day, one Torres Strait Islander railroad gang holds the world record for laying track by hand. On the 8 May 1968 they laid 7¼ miles of track in 12 hours. This took 910 tons of rail and 13,000 sleepers.

Would you like to read more about this Great Moment in Blakistory …
· http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2007/05/23/1930521.htm
· http://railwaysongs.blogspot.com/2009/02/torres.html
· http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/island-fettlers/clip2/?nojs

Freda Glynn

Freda Glynn spent her early childhood in and around Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. She was one of forty children to be evacuated from Alice Springs during World War Two following Japanese advances into the Pacific, particularly the bombing of Darwin and Katharine. With her mother and sister, she travelled via Melbourne to a Church Missionary Society evacuee camp in the Blue Mountains.

In 1980, with John Macumba and Philip Batty, Freda Glynn co-founded the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association Group of Companies (CAAMA). CAAMA incorporates Imparja, the first Aboriginal commercial television station, which commenced broadcasting in 1988 in Alice Springs and was chaired by Glynn for a time. Imparja was responsible for broadcasting Urrpeye, an Aboriginal current affairs program. Freda Glynn also established the first licensed Aboriginal radio station, Radio 8KIN FM, broadcasting in regional languages.

In 2002, she played Grandma Nina in the short film Shit Skin, a drama about a young man who takes his grandmother back to the place of her childhood so that she can reconnect with her surviving family. In May 2002, Glynn received the Award for Contribution to Indigenous Media at the Third Tudawali Indigenous Film and Video Awards held at the Sydney Opera House.

Would you like to read more about this Great Moment in Blakistory …
· http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/cal/glynn.html
· http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/mediarpt/stories/s898147.htm
·http://homepage.mac.com/will_owen/iblog/C570458628/E20060217214941/index.html

Australian Aborigines Progressive Association

The Australian Aborigines Progressive Association (AAPA) – Originally formed in 1924 by Fred Maynard, a prolific member of the Australian Chapter of the Colored Progressive Association (1903-08). The AAPA was launched in April 1925 with a conference at St David’s Hall in Surry Hills NSW. It operated out of Addison’s Hall at 460 Crown Street, Surry Hills.

The AAPA held four major landmark conferences, amongst the many other undertakings Their activities culminated in a petition addressed to Jack Lang, the Premier of New South Wales, in May 1927, which called for the restitution of Aboriginal land. Their members had also written an appeal to King George V, which contested the power of the Aborigines Protection Board to withdraw Aboriginal control of reserves on the grounds that they had been granted by Queen Victoria.

The association grew to have eleven branches throughout New South Wales and over 500 active members. However the broad reach and vocal approach of the organisation alerted the Aborigines Protection Board to the threat that it posed. They set about a campaign to discredit the leaders of the association, attacking the credibility of Fred Maynard through a series of public statements. The association was also subject to frequent police harassment. Due to this harassment, by the end of 1927, the AAPA had been dissolved.

Today, the Australian Aborigines Progressive Association is recognised as the first United politically organised Aboriginal activist group in Australia.

Would you like to read more about this Great Moment in Blakistory …
·http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/australian_aborigines_progressive_association

Source: Sam Cook

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Lee Nangala Daylight Lacey
    Mar 04, 2016 @ 21:38:07

    I won my case.

    Reply

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