Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Christmas Reflection

And so another year fades to an end but then that fading light is overwhelmed by radiance of memory once again an uncommon birth in a common stable the divine indwells the profane light enters the darkness a light that … Continue reading

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Christians and Indigenous Politics

More ignorance from a beginner. My reading of the books I have commented on in recent posts is that a significant change in the debate has taken place in the last decade. It is significant that much of the change … Continue reading

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Up from the Mission

I have to confess that Noel Pearson is one of my favourite writers. This collection of writings* brings together various speeches and articles from roughly the mid 990’s through to 2008. The first part has some memories of his origins … Continue reading

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Ngukurr: a Special Remote Community

A long time ago I had the privilege of visiting Ngukurr a couple of times to do some Bible Studies with the translators who were working on the Kriol Bible. It is an historical place because of how it developed … Continue reading

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A Different Inequality

Diane Austin-Broos is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at Sydney University. Her book, A Different Inequality* continues the discussion about remote Aboriginal life. The book is about cultural difference and inequality in the context of a debate that … Continue reading

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The Politics of Suffering

The Politics of Suffering I have been catching up on my reading about Indigenous issues (starting again might be a better way to put it). I thought I should share some of it in the hope that those who know … Continue reading

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