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Nurturing Fire

Nurturing Fire

As a young man I felt sympathy for the Aboriginal people ofAustralia. My perspective had been framed by an education based around a Eurocentric view of the world. As a result, I saw the Aboriginals as a people trapped by the harsh Australian environment and unable to progress technologically in their development. However, while I value the achievements of Western civilisation, I have since learnt that the Western lens is not the only way to look at the world.

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Outback Mystery

Outback Mystery

Something stopped me in mid stride. Did a whispering spirit catch my attention or was it just a slow mind processing an image from a few minutes before? Whatever it was, I back tracked and gazed down onto the patch of rich red earth. The arrangement of rocks under the acacia wasn’t natural. It had been placed by the hands of man. By whom and by which people is a mystery.

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Relics of History

Relics of History

​The heat of the afternoon sun blasted the mountainside, reflecting off the exposed rock and bare earth, pounding our bodies with waves of heat. Not even the welcome shade of the trees could slow the rivulets of perspiration running down our bodies. Amongst the screening vegetation the shimmering reflection of our target could just be made out – the wreckage of another aircraft downed during the conflict of World War 2.

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