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Why ‘colonial’?

The use of ‘colonial’ to describe modern Australia has been questioned. Fair question, too.

I thought long and hard about how to describe post-colonial Australia, which I saw as complicated by the fact that we have many cultures.

Then I realized that, although, we are diverse, there is only one system we have to abide. So, I took a deep breath, and settled on ‘colony’ to describe what we have here. And while most other cultures assimilate in time, the Indigenous people do not always, for all the reasons, and more, that I talk about in the videos.



Hello Digi-World!

This is the first post of the new-look Inkdin.

There is a new agenda.

Saving Australia, basically.

From itself.

At least, from its colonial mind-set self.

In these posts and pages I hope to inject some new energy into the arguments discussions about the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the rest of Australia.

Positive new energy, I hope, but that remains to be seen.

As my dear, departed mother would say.

She’d also say to watch the videos. They are listed in the top-right menu.

And speaking of mother, she features in Leah King-Smith’s images currently showing in the exhibition ‘So Fine’ at the National Portrait Gallery of Canberra.