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I’ve seen a sadness when we lost the old people with the Indigenous trade

Giant block of Dalyrmple sandstone 

 

I’ve seen a sadness when we lost the old people with the Indigenous trade. So I had a dream about how to keep it alive. I thought of building a proper cultural centre where a bit of that positive side was still left, as a way to keep our skills alive and pass them on to our children and their children. ... It doesn’t matter what the skills are, when you become a tradesperson, you’ve got hope to maintain the survival of your culture and pass these skills on to your children. Why should we see positive things die away and there’s nothing left of our culture. We then become strange to our own land and strange to our own right and skills of our great forefathers.

(c) Roy Jingle 

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