“This is how we do it,” Aunty Nandy would tell me, teaching me to make island scones or cook enough rice and yam for a horde of hungry dancers.
It’s amazing, the confidence of these children to physically communicate with absolute strangers.
In the communities, you will hear people refer to themselves as black or white skinned. It’s generally not meant in a derogatory way, but simply as a straight-to-the-point way of speaking, common to the region.
In Queensland, it seems the further north you go, the slower things become. The people run on what we call ‘island time’.
Australia Day is more than the ‘Aussie pride’ and ubiquitous flag merchandise that saturate our experience and antagonise Australia’s First Peoples.
Born into a strongly anti-religious family, the yearning of my soul as a child to belong as part of my spiritual/family was split.
When a ‘fundamentalist’ reads the Torah, it is meant to be taken literally. It’s this fundamentalism that creates the tension between religion and science.
In this technological era, the ﬁrst step one can expect to take in the path of knowledge in Islam is to consult ‘Sheikh’ Google or ‘Imam’ You Tube.
The challenge: Ekka 2013 for the family on a low budget.
Since I was a young child I was always in tune with an awareness of a divine omnipresence.