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The Tent Embassy turns 40 next year

By johnboy - 7 June 2011 107

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Facebook brings word that the Tent Embassy in front of Old Parliament House is celebrating its 40th birthday next Australia Day.

Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters and other members of the general public, to come together at the ‘Aboriginal Tent Embassy’ site, on Thursday 26th January 2012, to celebrate “SOVEREIGNTY DAY” and be part of the Sacred Fire Ceremonial Gathering that will marks 40 years since the first protest on the site.

The ‘Federation of Aboriginal Sovereign Nations’ will be convening on Thursday 26th January 2012 where the focus of discussions will center around Sovereignty Issues.

After Sovereignty Business has been attended to by the ‘Federation of Aboriginal Sovereign Nations’ we will have a big Sovereignty Corroboree, over the rest of the weekend.

One Mob Represents Aboriginal people of Australia and a call to stand united as one.
One Voice Stands for a free Aboriginal Voice.

For further information please contact: niokac32a@hotmail.com

[Photo Credit: Craig L Hodges, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)]

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The Tent Embassy turns 40 next year
Jim Jones 11:13 am 08 Jun 11

Pommy bastard said :

Holden Caulfield said :

Tolerance, is it that hard a concept for adults to grasp?

Tolerance is not mandatory, neither is respect, and both cut both ways.

If you don’t want to tolerate and respect the original inhabitants of this land, I strongly suggest you go back to where you came from!

Jim Jones 10:40 am 08 Jun 11

Pommy bastard said :

Holden Caulfield said :

Tolerance, is it that hard a concept for adults to grasp?

Tolerance is not mandatory, neither is respect, and both cut both ways.

So, the aboriginals should tolerate us taking away their land and then complaining when they have the gall to set up an embassy?

Pommy bastard 10:28 am 08 Jun 11

Holden Caulfield said :

Tolerance, is it that hard a concept for adults to grasp?

Tolerance is not mandatory, neither is respect, and both cut both ways.

Jim Jones 10:27 am 08 Jun 11

Holden Caulfield said :

matt31221 said :

Remember the Canberra fires a few years ago? I seem to recall that during the worst of the fires the group who runs this tent embassy had their people actually knock up a more solid structure whilst the authorities were busy with the fires. The AFP/government had a wobble, took no s*** and ripped the sucker down. When ever I see the tent embassy I wonder who started those bush fires. And whether it was a clever ruse to try and build a proper embassy.

FFS, what sort of comment is that.

And dungfungus was foolish enough to say “I am assuming we are all reconciled by now”. Mind reading the rest of his/her comment, it shows exactly why there are still issues.

The tent embassy is a minor eyesore that has virtually zero impact on the quality of lives of the morons above having a cry about it.

Tolerance, is it that hard a concept for adults to grasp?

+1

Talking about the embassy brings out the rednecks faster than sheep in lingerie.

Holden Caulfield 9:38 am 08 Jun 11

matt31221 said :

Remember the Canberra fires a few years ago? I seem to recall that during the worst of the fires the group who runs this tent embassy had their people actually knock up a more solid structure whilst the authorities were busy with the fires. The AFP/government had a wobble, took no s*** and ripped the sucker down. When ever I see the tent embassy I wonder who started those bush fires. And whether it was a clever ruse to try and build a proper embassy.

FFS, what sort of comment is that.

And dungfungus was foolish enough to say “I am assuming we are all reconciled by now”. Mind reading the rest of his/her comment, it shows exactly why there are still issues.

The tent embassy is a minor eyesore that has virtually zero impact on the quality of lives of the morons above having a cry about it.

Tolerance, is it that hard a concept for adults to grasp?

astrojax 5:27 am 08 Jun 11

dungfungus said :

“Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters and other members of the general public……”

It would have been more inclusive (I am assuming we are all reconciled by now) if the spokesperson said “everyone is invited”. The way the invitation has been couched implies there are aboriginals first AND then others.

well, i’m sure they are rather keen on the idea that there are/were aboriginals first. i think that is the point. would there be a problem with the, say, new zealand high commission inviting ‘all ex-pat new zealanders, supporters and the australian public’ to an event? didn’t think so.

matt31221 9:51 pm 07 Jun 11

Remember the Canberra fires a few years ago? I seem to recall that during the worst of the fires the group who runs this tent embassy had their people actually knock up a more solid structure whilst the authorities were busy with the fires. The AFP/government had a wobble, took no s*** and ripped the sucker down. When ever I see the tent embassy I wonder who started those bush fires. And whether it was a clever ruse to try and build a proper embassy.

Watson 8:57 pm 07 Jun 11

fgzk said :

You could always just steal the site, move in sheep, put up some fences and call it yours.

lol

I have never visited the site before. And – this is purely based on a few personal experiences – never got a good vibe of the people who represent the tent embassy. To the point where I’m not sure if they agree amongst themselves on what they are there for or what their goal is.

fgzk 7:45 pm 07 Jun 11

You could always just steal the site, move in sheep, put up some fences and call it yours.

Jethro 7:06 pm 07 Jun 11

RegGrundies said :

For a 40th birthday present this eyesore should be removed and relocated to surrounds where it more fits in – Mugga Mugga Tip

I think the fact it is an eyesore is part of the point. It’s forcing people to see the problem instead of burying their heads in the sand and pretending it doesn’t exist. Anyone who has travelled to remote Australia would acknowledge that the living conditions of many of the indigenous people in one of the wealthiest nations on Earth are a national disgrace. The tent embassy is there so we don’t forget that. But I guess having nice lawns on parliament house is more important than actually giving a s*** about Aboriginal people.

dungfungus 6:08 pm 07 Jun 11

“Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters and other members of the general public……”

It would have been more inclusive (I am assuming we are all reconciled by now) if the spokesperson said “everyone is invited”. The way the invitation has been couched implies there are aboriginals first AND then others.
Then again, whoever these people are they have got to maintain the rage against “THE OTHERS” to maintain their rent free presence for the next 40 years.

Captain RAAF 5:26 pm 07 Jun 11

Can I bring my own bulldozer? The lakes not far away…..

curlylocks 4:53 pm 07 Jun 11

Yes 40 Years too long, ugly looking site that is,wish they would relocate them to the white building that no one lives in for most of the year.

ScienceRules 4:43 pm 07 Jun 11

Well the Revolve site will be free in a week or so. Problem solved!

RegGrundies 4:10 pm 07 Jun 11

For a 40th birthday present this eyesore should be removed and relocated to surrounds where it more fits in – Mugga Mugga Tip

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