121209 – Alice Springs Human Rights Day Rally demands justice for Kumentjaye Briscoe: Media Release

* Media Release: Alice Springs Human Rights Day Rally
demands justice for Kumentjaye Briscoe
* Patricia Morton-Thomas: ‘My Family Is Calling For Justice’
* Petition:
Justice for Kwementyaye Briscoe – lay charges against police

* STICS: NT Aboriginal Elder calls for repeal of
‘Stronger Futures’ at Sydney Human Rights Day forum
* PressTV Video:
Australia Rights Forum centers on indigenous people
* Tracker: Lessons of Redfern speech lost: Elder
* Media Release: Union leaders join Bankstown Coalition to
ramp up income management campaign
* CAAMA: Call for compulsory Income management to be dropped
* Eva Cox: Macklin Ignores Intervention Evaluation
* Tennant & District Times: SIHIP bungles leave homes in shambles
* Background to ‘Stronger Futures’ new NT Intervention laws
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

* CAAMA: Leading human rights advocate says disenfranchisement
of Australia’s First Nations Peoples continues!
* SBS World News:
‘Make Indigenous mental health a national priority’
[National Mental Health Commission]
* The Wire: Indigenous women prisoners increased this year

* Other articles

* MEDIA RELEASE:
ALICE SPRINGS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY RALLY
DEMANDS JUSTICE FOR KUMENTJAYE BRISCOE

– Media Release

Human Rights Day Rally demands justice for Kumentjaye Briscoe
IRAG: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/mr-human-rights-day-2012.pdf
6 Dec 12: “The family of Kwementjaye Briscoe, a young
Aboriginal man killed in custody in the Alice Springs watch
house on January 5 this year, will rally alongside
supporters on Human Rights Day to demand justice and that
charges be laid against police officers responsible for his
death.
Kwementjaye Briscoe was taken into custody for public
drinking on January 4. CCTV footage shown at the coronial
investigation shows police officers assaulting Briscoe
before leaving him bleeding and unconscious, lying face down
in a cell where it was later concluded he died of positional
asphyxiation.
A petition calling for the Department of Public Prosecutions
to lay charges against the police officers has received more
than 30,000 signatures and will be presented to the Chief
Minister’s office to mark the anniversary of Briscoe’s
death. …
The Human Rights Day rally starts at 4pm on December 10th
on the Alice Springs court house lawns.”

– Event

Event: Mon 10 December 2012: Mparntwe-Alice Springs, NT
International Human Rights Day
Rally Against Deaths in Custody
Justice for Kwementyaye Briscoe
Event details: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/lay-charges-for-briscoe-death/

See:

Rollback the Intervention: Lay charges for Briscoe death
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/lay-charges-for-briscoe-death/

Rollback the Intervention: Deaths in Custody
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/deaths-in-custody/

WGAR News: STICS’s response to Coroner’s report about the
Death in Custody of Kwementyaye Briscoe (1 Oct 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/09/30/wgar-news-sticss-response-to-coroner%E2%80%99s-report-about-the-death-in-custody-of-kwementyaye-b
[STICS: Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney]

* PATRICIA MORTON-THOMAS: ‘MY FAMILY IS CALLING FOR JUSTICE’

– Personal Account

New Matilda: ‘My Family Is Calling For Justice’
http://newmatilda.com/2012/12/06/my-family-calling-justice
6 Dec 12: “You’ll see Patricia Morton-Thomas in an episode
of Redfern Now dealing with Aboriginal deaths in custody on
ABC TV tonight. Her nephew died in custody eight weeks
before she took on the role. The episode of Redfern Now on
ABC TV tonight deals with the issue of Aboriginal deaths in
custody. I was asked by my long time friend Rachel Perkins,
who directed the episode, to come on board and play the
character of Mona, who has lost her son to a death in
custody. My own nephew Kwementyaye Briscoe had died in the
Alice Springs lock-up just eight weeks prior.”
By Patricia Morton-Thomas

* PETITION:
JUSTICE FOR KWEMENTYAYE BRISCOE – LAY CHARGES AGAINST POLICE

– Petition

Petition: Petitioning Chief Minister of the Northern Territory:
Justice for Kwementyaye Briscoe – lay charges against police
Petition by Trisha Morton Thomas, Alice Springs, Australia
http://www.change.org/petitions/justice-for-kwementyaye-briscoe-lay-charges-against-police
“On 4 January 2012, my nephew T. Daniels Briscoe died in
police custody. … The Coroner’s findings are, in our
view, sufficient for the Director of Public Prosecutions to
investigate and pursue charges for negligent manslaughter.
On behalf of our family and community, I’m asking for
charges to be laid against police for what was done and for
real changes to be implemented, rather than empty words.
Please sign the petition, and encourage everyone you know
to help and lend their support.”

* STICS:
NT ABORIGINAL ELDER CALLS FOR REPEAL OF ‘STRONGER FUTURES’
AT SYDNEY HUMAN RIGHTS DAY FORUM

– Media Releases

Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney:
NT Aboriginal Elder calls for repeal of ‘Stronger Futures’
at Sydney Human Rights Day forum
http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/press-releases/nt-aboriginal-elder-calls-for-repeal-of-stronger-futures-at-sydney-human-rights-day-forum-5-11-12
5 Dec 12: “Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS)
is holding a forum this Thursday night, December 6 to mark
the United Nations’ Human Rights Day. Speakers will also
reflect on the twenty year anniversary of Paul Keating’s
famous “Redfern Speech”, which recognised the horrific
impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people.
The forum, starting 6:30pm at the Tom Mann Theatre (136
Chalmers St, Surry Hills), follows the release of a
comprehensive evaluation of the income management system
last week which provides clear evidence of ongoing and
systematic discrimination against Aboriginal people.
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, a senior Aboriginal Elder from the
Utopia homelands in Central Australia, will address the
forum, demanding the repeal of “Stronger Futures”
legislation. These laws continue the imposition of the
Northern Territory Intervention for a further ten years.
Mrs Kunoth-Monks says that the NT Intervention is a return
to the colonial-style policies Keating spoke against, and
has done enormous damage to her community.
“What this is about is our survival. We have been
traumatised by the NT Intervention. The decision to
continue with these policies under ‘Stronger Futures’ for a
further ten years must be immediately reversed.” … ”

– Related Event

Event: Thu 6 December 2012, 6:30pm: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
To mark International Human Rights Day,
STICS will be holding an
NT Intervention / Stronger Futures Forum
Forum: After the NT Election:
The Struggle Against the NT Intervention
Aboriginal leaders speak out:
“Stronger Futures” means Stolen Futures
Special guest speakers:
* Rosalie Kunoth Monks &
* Amelia Pangarte Kunoth-Monks
from Utopia community, Central Australia
* Jeff McMullen,
CEO (Honorary) Ian Thorpe’s Foundation for Youth
“Join us to hear voices in the fight for Aboriginal
rights discuss the shifting terrain in the struggle
against the NT Intervention: a new government
in the NT, community attempts to evict Intervention
and Shire bosses from their land and the fight
to stop the national expansion of income management.
All welcome.”
Hosted by STICS:
Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Note: New location:
Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/29/public-forum-%E2%80%9Cstronger-futures%E2%80%9D-means-%E2%80%9Cstolen-futures%E2%80%9D-for-nt-communities
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/sydney-public-forum-marking-human-rights-day-aboriginal-leaders-speak-out-6-dec-2012
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/30474/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/160731674071440/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/52970
Leaflet: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/NT_Intervention/Stronger-Futures/Leaflet-6-12-12.pdf
Poster: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/NT_Intervention/Stronger-Futures/Poster-6-12-12.pdf
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Stronger-Futures/6-12-12-SF-New-venue.jpg
News: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/lessons-of-redfern-speech-lost-elder/story-e6frfku9-1226530735632

See:

STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney):
http://stoptheintervention.org/

WGAR News: STICS: Report shows compulsory income management
must be abandoned (4 Dec 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/04/wgar-news-evaluating-new-income-management-in-the-northern-territory-first-evaluation-rep

WGAR News: Evaluating New Income Management in the Northern
Territory: First Evaluation Report (4 Dec 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/04/wgar-news-evaluating-new-income-management-in-the-northern-territory-first-evaluation-rep

* PRESSTV VIDEO:
AUSTRALIA RIGHTS FORUM CENTERS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

– Video

PressTV: Australia Rights Forum centers on indigenous people
http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/12/06/276569/australia-rights-forum-centers-on-indigenous-people/
6 Dec 12: “Over 100 people attended the forum held to
commemorate Human Rights Day, where speakers say there’s
continued discrimination against Indigenous Australians in
the Northern Territory because of the 2007 Intervention and
local indigenous people saying such actions were a
disaster. The Intervention … has been continued under
Julia Gillard with the ‘Stronger Futures’ Policy, which
extends the Intervention in remote NT towns by ten years,
… Stop The Intervention Collective argue the new laws are
a travesty. Aboriginal Elder, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks told the
forum of the first day of the Intervention.”

* TRACKER: LESSONS OF REDFERN SPEECH LOST: ELDER

– News

Lessons of Redfern speech lost: Elder
newsTracker: http://tracker.org.au/2012/12/lessons-of-redfern-speech-lost-elder/
Business Spectator: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Lessons-of-Redfern-speech-lost-elder-2PATT
6 Dec 12: “NATIONAL: On the eve of the 20th anniversary of
Paul Keating’s famous Redfern speech, an Aboriginal elder
from Central Australia says the country has learnt little.
In his stirring December 10, 1992 address on Aboriginal
injustice, Mr Keating called on non-Aboriginal Australians
to open their hearts and recognise they had dispossessed
Aboriginal people and smashed their way of life. On
Thursday, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, an Aboriginal elder from
the Utopia homelands, will reflect on the former prime
minister’s words and the passage of time at a Sydney Human
Rights forum.”

– Related Events

Event: 10 December 2012: Melbourne, Vic
It Starts With Us:
Remembering the Redfern Speech 20 years on.
“On 10th December 1992, Prime Minister
Paul Keating gave a momentous speech
in Redfern Park, which acknowledged the impact
of European settlement on Indigenous Australians.
On Monday 10th December this year,
get together with friends and colleagues,
and watch the speech on RecVic’s website, or
head on down to Fed Square and watch it on
the big screen. And join the conversation about
what it means to be Australian in 2012.
http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/
Event details: http://www.reconciliationvic.org.au/calendar/it-starts-with-us:-remembering-the-redfern-speech-20-years-on.php
Event details: http://www.antarvictoria.org.au/events/it-starts-with-us-remembering-the-redfern-speech-20-years-on.php
Event details: http://www.antarvictoria.org.au/events/

Event: Mon 10 December 2012: Redfern Park, Sydney, NSW
Recognition Now! 20th Anniversary of Redfern Address
By Womens’ Reconciliation Network
“On Human Rights Day, 2012,
the Women’s Reconciliation Network invites you
to join with us in an act of standing in solidarity
and respect and looking towards the next 20 years.”
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/441755152552408/

Event: 11 December 2012: Northcote, Melbourne, Vic
After Redfern: Apology, Recognition and Beyond
– A Conversation on Constitutional Recognition
and Anti Discrimination
“The forum is being held so the Koorie community can:
– learn about what the constitution is
– learn about what is the proposed constitutional referendum
– learn and discuss what it could mean for the
Koorie community
– work together to discuss how and if the Koorie
community wants to respond to the proposed changes”
Speakers include:
* Professor Mark Rose,
Chair Indigenous Knowledge Systems,
Deakin University.
* Dr Alf Bamblett -CEO, VACSAL
Victorian Aboriginal Community Services
Associated Limited
* Adjunct Professor Muriel Bamblett
-CEO, VACCA
Event details: http://www.antarvictoria.org.au/events/after-redfern-apology-recognition-and-beyond-a-conversation-on-constitutional-recognition-and-anti-discrimination.php
Event details: http://www.antarvictoria.org.au/events/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/52985

* MEDIA RELEASE:
UNION LEADERS JOIN BANKSTOWN COALITION
TO RAMP UP INCOME MANAGEMENT CAMPAIGN

– Media Release

Union leaders join Bankstown Coalition to ramp up
income management campaign
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notes/stop-the-intervention-collective-sydney/media-release-union-leaders-join-bankstown-coalition-to-ramp-up-income-managemen/460911920638997
6 Dec 12: “Media Release:
Say No to Government Income Management
– Not in Bankstown Not Anywhere. …
A campaign coalition including Aboriginal leaders from the
Northern Territory, major trade unions and community
organisations will hold a press conference in Paul Keating
Park, Bankstown on Friday to respond to moves by the
Commonwealth government to further expand the income
management scheme.
The press conference will be addressed by Rosalie
Kunoth-Monks, a senior Aboriginal Elder from Utopia in
Central Australia. Her grand-daughter Amelia Kunoth-Monks
has lived on income management and is preparing a complaint
to the Human Rights Commission saying the scheme is
discriminatory.
Also speaking is Steve Turner from the Public Sector
Association (PSA), representing child protection workers
who are refusing to place people on income management. He
will be supported by Unions NSW deputy secretary Adam
Kerslake.
Last week the Commonwealth released a comprehensive
evaluation of income management in the Northern Territory
which found overwhelming evidence the system is
discriminatory and no strong evidence the program had
improved lives when applied compulsorily.
Despite this, the government is pressing ahead with plans
to force new categories of people onto the scheme. … ”

See:

Welcome to the campaign website of
Say No to Government’s Income Management:
Not in Bankstown, Not Anywhere!
http://www.sayno2gim.info/

WGAR News: Evaluating New Income Management in the
Northern Territory: First Evaluation Report (4 Dec 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/04/wgar-news-evaluating-new-income-management-in-the-northern-territory-first-evaluation-rep

* CAAMA: CALL FOR COMPULSORY INCOME MANAGEMENT TO BE DROPPED

– Audio Interview

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
Call for compulsory Income management to be dropped
http://caama.com.au/call-for-compulsory-income-management-to-be-dropped

7 Dec 12: “The Stop the Intervention Collective calls for
the Commonwealth to abandon the system of compulsory Income
Management, following the recent release of a damning
evaluation report. Pam Reilly talks with Paddy Gibson.”

See:

WGAR News: STICS: Report shows compulsory income management
must be abandoned (4 Dec 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/04/wgar-news-evaluating-new-income-management-in-the-northern-territory-first-evaluation-rep

STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney):
http://stoptheintervention.org/

WGAR News: Evaluating New Income Management in the
Northern Territory: First Evaluation Report (4 Dec 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/04/wgar-news-evaluating-new-income-management-in-the-northern-territory-first-evaluation-rep

* EVA COX: MACKLIN IGNORES INTERVENTION EVALUATION

– Analysis / Opinion

New Matilda: Macklin Ignores Intervention Evaluation
http://newmatilda.com/2012/12/05/macklin-ignores-intervention-evaluation
5 Dec 12: “Jenny Macklin claims a recent evaluation shows
the NT Intervention is working. In fact, the research she
is citing points to myriad problems with the program,
writes Eva Cox. Can Jenny Macklin please explain why she
continues to fund, and even expand, compulsory income
management? It has again been evaluated as offering little
evidence of benefits, but her latest media release on an
initial commissioned research project failed to report
something crucial: the many doubts the project itself
expressed about the value of income management.”
By Eva Cox, a Professorial Fellow at
Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at UTS

See:

WGAR News: Evaluating New Income Management in the
Northern Territory: First Evaluation Report (4 Dec 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/04/wgar-news-evaluating-new-income-management-in-the-northern-territory-first-evaluation-rep

* TENNANT & DISTRICT TIMES:
SIHIP BUNGLES LEAVE HOMES IN SHAMBLES

– News

Tennant & District Times:
SIHIP bungles leave homes in shambles
http://www.tennantcreektimes.com.au/story/1171668/sihip-bungles-leave-homes-in-shambles/?cs=1261
7 Dec 12: “A LOCAL woman has branded the Strategic
Indigenous Housing Infrastructure Project (SIHIP) a disgrace
and has called for an inquiry into the failed scheme. Valda
Shannon says Aboriginal people were better off before the
$36.5 million housing project which promised to transform
the town camps into ‘modern suburbs’ of Tennant Creek.
“I remember very well all the big talk,” she said. “We all
thought we were going to be living in some kind of luxury.
“But it has turned into one big mess with all kinds of
health and safety issues.””

See:

WGAR News: Online petition about Aboriginal workers
exploited under SIHIP housing program (2 Apr 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/02/wgar-news-online-petition-about-aboriginal-workers-exploited-under-sihip-housing-program

WGAR News: Governments’ review of Aboriginal housing scheme
in the NT (3 Sep 09)
http://indymedia.org.au/2009/09/03/wgar-news-governments-review-of-aboriginal-housing-scheme-in-the-nt-3-sep-09

* BACKGROUND TO ‘STRONGER FUTURES’ NEW NT INTERVENTION LAWS:

Last updated: 4 December 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-stronger-futures-new-nt-intervention-laws

* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Last updated: 4 December 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-nt-intervention

* CAAMA:
LEADING HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE SAYS DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF
AUSTRALIA’S FIRST NATIONS PEOPLES CONTINUES!

– Audio Interview

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
Leading human rights advocate says disenfranchisement of
Australia’s First Nations Peoples continues !
http://caama.com.au/leading-human-rights-advocate-says-disenfranchisement-of-australias-first-nations-peoples-continues

7 Dec 12: “A peak Australian Human Rights body says
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders hold a unique and
special position as First Nations peoples and as such
deserve proper constitutional recognition. …
HUGH de KRETSER from the Victorian based Human Rights Law
Centre who has a reputation as one of the countrys leading
human rights advocates says that Australias
disenfranchisement of its first nations peoples continues
today. with mortality rates the high rates of disease,
alcohol abuse and smoking all a consequence of this!”

* SBS WORLD NEWS:
‘MAKE INDIGENOUS MENTAL HEALTH A NATIONAL PRIORITY’
[NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION]

– News

SBS World News:
‘Make Indigenous mental health a national priority’
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1717847/Make-Indigenous-mental-health-a-national-priority
5 Dec 12: “The National Mental Health Commission has called
for the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander people to be made a national priority. … In its
first annual report card it has recommended the mental
health of Indigenous Australians be added as a target to
the Closing the Gap program to reduce early deaths and
improve well-being. The National Mental Health Commission’s
first report card includes a feature on the emotional and
social well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,
in a bid it says to have the Indigenous community heard.”

* THE WIRE: INDIGENOUS WOMEN PRISONERS INCREASED THIS YEAR

– Audio Interview

The Wire: Indigenous women prisoners increased this year
Produced by Eduardo Jordan
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9947
7 Dec 12: “This week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics
released statistics of prisoners in Australia, showing the
number of Indigenous women has increased from last year.
The issue throws concerns on creating policies to address
the issue. The report shows Indigenous women prisoners have
increased up by 20%, compared to an increase of 3% from
non-Indigenous women. Experts have concerns whether a lack
of support for Indigenous women prisoners have. …
Featured in story:
Dr Thalia Anthony
– Senior lecturer of Law from University of Technology Sydney”

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
WA Greens wanted Stolen Wages deadline extended
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7673-wa-greens-wanted-stolen-wages-deadline-extended
7 Dec 12: “The Western Australian Greens are encouraging
Aboriginal groups who haven’t yet applied for Stolen Wages
reparation to push for the deadline to be extended. The
application deadline for the WA Government’s scheme to pay
$2000 to Aboriginal people who had their wages withheld up
to the 1970s has now expired. Indigenous Affairs Minister
Peter Collier has ignored calls for the date to be pushed
back. Greens communities spokesperson Alison Xamon says the
Government hasn’t done enough to inform people of the
scheme, especially in remote areas.”

newsTracker: Time to pay up for cultural vandalism: NSWALC
http://tracker.org.au/2012/12/time-to-pay-up-for-cultural-vandalism-nswalc-chair/
7 Dec 12: “NEW SOUTH WALES: The New South Wales Aboriginal
Land Council has sought an urgent review of a decision by
the Office of Environment and Heritage not to pursue the
full force of the law over the destruction of Aboriginal
rock engravings on Sydney’s north shore. NSWALC, the
state’s peak Aboriginal organisation, recently highlighted
the alleged actions of Ausgrid for what appears to be
blatant destruction of this sensitive Aboriginal site at
Cromer, in it’s magazine Tracker. … NSWALC believes the
company should be prosecuted under section 86 (1) for
knowingly harming or desecrating an Aboriginal ‘object.'”

4ZZZ Brisbane: Tent embassy set to be packed up
http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/news/headlines/2012/dec/07/tent-embassy-set-be-packed
7 Dec 12: “Elders who have told protestors at the
seven-month-old Brisbane tent embassy to pack up the site
have been met with resistance. As a result of growing
violence and rubbish, the elders told the council that the
tent embassy and accompanying signs would be removed from
South Brisbane’s Musgrave Park. … elder Judulu Colin said
the site is in good shape and is calling on the Lord Mayor
to show leadership.”

ABC Indigenous:
Aboriginal activist’s anti-Nazi stand remembered
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-06/aboriginal-activists-anti-nazi-stand-remembered/4413826/?site=indigenous&topic=latest
6 Dec 12: “Members of the Aboriginal and Jewish communities
have observed the anniversary of a unique protest in
Melbourne. Seventy-four years ago Aboriginal activist
William Cooper and his colleagues at the Australian
Aborigines League tried to hand a resolution to the German
consul-general condemning the Nazis’ persecution of the
Jews. But the consul-general refused to see the Aboriginal
delegation, which had walked into town from Mr Cooper’s
home in Melbourne’s west. “On behalf of the Aboriginal
inhabitants of Australia, we wish to have it registered and
on record that we protest wholeheartedly at the cruel
persecution of the Jewish people by the Nazi government in
Germany,” his message said.” By Samantha Donovan

– Related Event

Event: Thu 6 December 2012:
Footscray, East Melbourne, Melbourne CBD, & Elsternwick, Vic
74th Anniversary of Australian Aborigines
League Walk & William Cooper Book Launch
“On the 6th of December 1938, William Cooper
and members of the Australian Aborigines League
walked from his home in Footscray to the German
Consulate to present a resolution condemning the
treatment of Jews. On this day in 2012, the walk
will be re-enacted and members of the community
are invited to join. This will be followed by the
presentation of the resolution to the German
Consul by William Cooper’s grandson, Alf
(Uncle Boydie) Turner. In the evening, the
community is invited to attend a tour of the
Jewish Holocaust Centre and the launch of
Barbara Miller’s book on the legacy of
William Cooper.” ANTaR Vic e-News Bulletin
Supported by Jewish Holocaust Centre
Essential event details: http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f438017c5dc540b950c3ab0e2/files/William_Cooper_book_launch_flier_Melbourne_2012_to_go.pdf

– Opinion

National Indigenous Times:
My hero, my sister Isabell Edith Coe
http://www.nit.com.au/opinion/2313-my-hero-my-sister-isabell-edith-coe.html
29 Nov 12: “I dedicate a small glimpse of my journey with
my sister-cousin Isabell Edith Coe’s life journey to her
children Diyan (her beautiful Dee), Nioka (her protege),
Murieguel, Willei (her protectors), Eileen her angel and
her grandchildren, Joshua, William David Jr, Tegan,
Murrieguel, Keisha, Kyanan & Willei Jr, and her mother
Agnes Ann Coe. Isabell Edith Coe was born into… ”
By Ann Weldon

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