Bloggers Unite for Human Rights: an Aboriginal story


Australia said sorry... twice

William Rickettt's Sanctuary video courtesy of Thaberland. Music a bit more neutral than Midnight Oil's.

"From beyond the frontiers of the sculptural forms within this mountain forest scene, a new force within the human range can be evoked, a power ... which by its emergence, will be able to change the course of everything and bring forth a renewal of life in Australia."

William Ricketts (1898-1993)

13th February 2008: Australia says sorry to stolen generation

Stolen Generations video by rageunderground. Didgeridoo theme kindly provided by Jeremy Donovan.

Sorry Day news coverage (Channel 9 Adelaide) excerpt courtesy of ididdjaustralia.

"The means may be likened to a seed, the end to a tree: and there is just the same inviolable connection between the means and the end as there is between the seed and the tree"

William Ricketts planted a seed by 1934 in an Eucalyptus forest and nurtured it for a lifetime, trying to give voice to the vanishing indigenous Australian culture. A silent voice made sculpture, bringing back the fading Aboriginal men to their old home. A memorial for what was lost and cannot be recovered. His legacy is now a sanctuary. Saying sorry for all.

75 years after Ricketts seed, Australia said sorry to the Stolen Children. The harijan were honoured. The tree was ripe.

William Ricketts Sanctuary, Dandenongs, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia / Eucalyptus forest sanctuary / Australian Aboriginal sculpture / Giant Eucalyptus and Tree ferns / GIT Forestry Consulting, Consultoría y Servicios de Ingeniería Agroforestal, Galicia, España, Spain / Eucalyptologics, information resources on Eucalyptus cultivation around the world / Eucalyptologics, recursos de informacion sobre el cultivo del eucalipto en el mundo William Ricketts Sanctuary is in the Dandenongs Range, 30 km away from Melbourne. (Download brochure, PDF 331 KB, Parks Victoria)

Sow the right seeds, as what you sow, you will harvest

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Eucalyptologics joins the Bloggers Unite for Human Rights effort with an optimistic story for those fighting in silence, through no violence, to make this world a better place. Sow your humble seeds and nurture them. In peace.

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