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Photographer's Note

The Sherbrook Forest is only five minutes walk from my home and I often go there in the hope of photographing a male lyrebird. More often than not I am the only person there and it is at such times that I feel like an intruder amongst the ghosts of the Aborigines, the original inhabitants of this land and of this forest.

As I walk past little brooks and many fern gullies and see crimson rosellas (parrots), hear the loud screeches of the cockatoos high in the gumtrees, I imagine what life must have been like in this playground for the black custodians before they were dispossessed of their ancestral land and sick and dying, their few surviving members were "saved"by some missionaries and taught to be like us, that is to be our subordinates while we grew fat on their patrimony.

By the way, until the sixties the Aborigines were classified as fauna and had no right to vote in their own country!

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3074 W: 103 N: 5343] (23865)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-08-27
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-29 6:29
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