It is really pathetic reading this news report about no attention has been paid to the refurbishment of the Yiribana Gallery.
It is a gallery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art but like the indigenous Australians, things should have been dealt with better.
Now taking up only 2.5% of the total population, the indigenous Australians have many groups and languages. My workplace, the University of Sydney, is located on a land of the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation. In the morning when I walk out from the Redfern cityrail station, I often see an Aboriginal playing guitar singing the songs of the Eagles.
I know little about the indigenous Australians and do not know how to narrate how they are treated. But in recent years, we heard little improvement was made on their life. Another article from The Sydney Morning Herald has further echoed this sad truth.
I first heard of the indigenous Australians from Werner Herzog’s first English film Where the Green Ants Dream. It was a mix of actual facts and fiction made in 1984.