Red Rock, 8 July

Wyn with these beautiful rocks, with a terrible history

NAIDOC week, good to reflect

‘Europeans chased the Gumbaynggirr people from their camp at the river to the headland, where many innocent people lost their lives. Red Rock is referred to as ‘Blood Rock’ by the Garby Elders, who regard this as an extremely sacred site and a place for reflection.’

Swallows galore
Family of Beach Stone curlews (endangered)
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Mystical islands, the Solitary Islands
Pods of dolphins roam up and down this coast

I fear the yes vote has lost momentum, not helped by First Nations people who think it doesn’t go nearly far enough. The legislation to enable the Australian people to vote in a referendum for an Indigenous Voice to Parliament passed a few weeks ago in the Senate by 52 to 19. Crossbencher Lidia Thorpe labelled it “assimilation day” and interjected repeatedly. I admire much of what she says have rung her office and spoke with her PA some months back. But I think a voice is a stride forward, Linda Burney, Minister for Indigenous Australians believes it will improve policy and decision making in Indigenous issues in housing, health, employment and education

Woolgoolga (Woopi)

Vote Yes, Woopi markets

But the highlight of the day was arriving back and finding Casuarinas flowering on the driveway.

Allocasuarina littoralis, Black Sheoak
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