Nelson Mandela - a giant of mankind. Born 18 July 1918. Anti-apartheid activist 1956. Defensive armed struggle 1960. Gaoled 5 August 1962. Life imprisonment 12 June 1964 This bust unveiled 28 Oct 1985 by Oliver Tambo. Released from Robben Island 11 February 1990. Leader of the ANC 1990-94. Jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1993. "Long Walk to Freedom" published 1994. Elected President 27 April 1994. Retired 1999. Passed away 05 Dec 2013.
Thanks for your reply. Yes I during my anthropology degree I studied the Aboriginal history (including the result of the English invasion), and it's a complex history but incredibly sad. 200 years of neglect and/or outright abuse of rights and dignity is not something one can solve overnight,
Emotions are still very raw on the issue and the abuses that occurred were much more than massacres: widespread, systemic, pervasive, displacing, degrading attempts at genocide resulting from a white privileged onslaught of cruel, inhumane treatment of children through to older adults has left deep scars for generation upon generation.
let it rest in peace...
Thanks for your picture. Bill Bryson looked for this site when he was writing 'Down Under' (Black Swan, 2000) and couldn't find it. He talked to a woman reporter from the Bingara 'Advocate', but she couldn't help him. As she said to him though: All that was different about Myall Creek was that white people were punished for it...Anyway, you wouldn't be able to move in this country for memorials if you tried to acknowledge [all the massacres].
If the world to themselves could have selected her father, she would have chosen Nelson Mandela.
REST IN PEACE, MADIBA
Nice! (I hope you will return with more photos!)
Immersed in geology...like it. Like Best wishes, Michael
also a nice scene. I suppose this is the Burr Trail one may see here left on the dune...
We enjoyed a nice break in that Boulder Mesa Restaurant just below that point.
Max, that is a nice row of that Sugarloaf mountain. My wife and I came along in May from Long Canyon and enjoyed that drive along that pertrified dunes.