Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal, Custodian of the land Minjerribah, Peace Prosperity and Healing, Sacred Treaty Circles

An open letter to Peter Kennedy and the congregation of St. Mary’s South Brisbane

Posted in Aboriginal, Australia, Church, history, indigenous, invasion, Oodgeroo, reconciliation, sovereignty, treaty by John T. on February 15, 2009

from Sean (a.k.a. John Tracey) of the Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal, Custodian of the land Minjerribah, Peace Prosperity and Healing, Sacred Treaty Circles.

For those who do not know me, I am a long term resident of West End and have been a treaty member since 1989.

This letter has been written in consultation with the elder of the Oodgeroo Sacred Circles, Bejam Denis Walker who has asked me to publish my considerations, however it represents the opinion of myself only and for which I take full responsibility.

I am concerned to have read in the media that Peter Kennedy has described the assertion of Aboriginal sovereignty as a matter of symbolism. (more…)

Terrra Nullius and Ecology

Posted in Aboriginal, Australia, history, indigenous, invasion, Terra Nullius by John T. on February 10, 2009

by John Tracey

“Yet the form of bush that is protected in the national parks of today, places without the human species, are a phenomenon of the last hundred years, younger than many Australian urban centres. The removal of human beings from the bush in the last two hundred years has turned our wilderness areas into overgrown untended gardens.”
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The Roman Catholic Church – Common Law Notice of want of jurisdiction

COMMON LAW

NOTICE OF WANT OF JURISDICTION

COMPLAINANT:

Dennis Bruce Walker
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
BRISBANE QLD 4101

RESPONDENT
Archbishop John Bathersby,
The Archbishop of Brisbane,
Archbishop’s House,
790 Brunswick St.,
(P.O. Box 936)
New Farm Qld 4005

(in the right of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia)
and
( in the right of Her purported Royal Highness
“Queen Elizabeth II of Australia”
Buckingham Palace
London, ENGLAND SW1A 1AA)

In respect of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia (its archdioceses, dioceses, and parishes) having any jurisdiction, whatsoever, in the Indigenous nations/lands of the continent known as ‘Australia’ , the Complainant states that:
Unless there is an acknowledgement of Indigenous peoples’ Sovereignty, and a real commitment to redress the illegal nature of the occupation of our Indigenous lands, by way of TREATY, the Roman Catholic Church, and indeed the State and Federal governments and all establishments that uphold and sustain the Roman Catholic Church in Australia, are operating in our Indigenous lands, illegally, and have no jurisdiction to make any decisions regarding the use of our lands/law/culture. (more…)

“Invader Captain Cook” by Angus Rabbit

Posted in Aboriginal, Australia, genocide, history, indigenous, invasion, music, sovereignty by John T. on January 27, 2009

Angus Rabbit is a Cherbourg Murri elder based in Brisbane. He is “The Man” of Queensland country music.

Why Terra Nullius? Anthropology and Property Law in Early Australia by Stuart Banner

Posted in Aboriginal, Australia, genocide, history, indigenous, invasion, sovereignty, Terra Nullius, treaty by John T. on January 22, 2009

From Law and History Review

The British treated Australia as terra nullius—as unowned land. Under British colonial law, aboriginal Australians had no property rights in the land, and colonization accordingly vested ownership of the entire continent in the British government. The doctrine of terra nullius remained the law in Australia throughout the colonial period, and indeed right up to 1992. 1
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SACRED TREATY SERVICE TO BE HELD AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH SOUTH BRISBANE

Posted in Aboriginal, Australia, bible, genocide, indigenous, invasion, reconciliation, sovereignty, spirituality, treaty by John T. on November 27, 2008

4 PM SUNDAY,
30TH. NOVEMBER

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Merivale St. South Brisbane

ALL WELCOME
st-marys-treaty1

See also – Fr. Peter Kennedy, Bejam Denis Walker and Sam Watson on the St. Mary’s treaty
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Living on Aboriginal Land – Melbourne workshop

Posted in Aboriginal, Australia, genocide, indigenous, invasion, reconciliation, sovereignty, spirituality, treaty by John T. on November 17, 2008

Urban Seed invite you to join us for

“Living on Aboriginal Land”
A workshop with Baganan Kurityityin Theresa Creed and John Tracey

This workshop challenges non-Aboriginal participants to explore the relevance of concepts such as land rights, native title, sovereignty, reconciliation, treaty, self-determination, Aboriginal deaths in custody, customary law, traditional owner etc. to their own life on this country.
It explores ways in which non-Aboriginal people can support Aboriginal Australia.
The workshop offers no easy answers, only difficult questions.

6pm, Tuesday November 25th
@ “The Den” 116 Little Bourke St. Melbourne
(between Russell St. And Exhibition St. on the north side of the street)
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Algonquin Nation – recent developments

Posted in Aboriginal, genocide, indigenous, invasion, reconciliation, sovereignty by John T. on November 7, 2008

All: She:kon: On Monday, November 3, 2008, at 9:30 a.m., a group of spiritual warriors, twenty strong, converged on the Quebec Courthouse in Manawaki, Quebec, armed with nothing more than their convictions, clothed in nothing more than their sovereignty and dignity, and with no fear whatsoever of potential arrest (especially the elders/defendants), despite the real potentiality of arrest. (more…)

Algonquin Nation and International law

Posted in Aboriginal, indigenous, invasion, reconciliation, sovereignty, treaty by John T. on November 7, 2008

See also Algonquin Nation – recent developments

The following document is dated and specific to Quebec, however the issues it covers are very relevant to Australia’s proposed transition to a Republic and the Federal government’s as yet unfulfilled promise to sign the United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples.

The Algonquin Nation’s Presentation to the Members Committee to Examine Matters Relating to the Accession of Quebec to Sovereignty (Feb 1992)

As Represented by

BARRIERE LAKE, KIPAWA,
TIMISKAMING AND WOLF LAKE

GRAND CHIEF JEAN-MAURICE MATCHEWAN

Presentation to the

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE TO
EXAMINE MATTERS RELATING
TO THE ACCESSION OF QUEBEC TO SOVEREIGNTY

in

Quebec City, Quebec
on
Tuesday February 4, 1992

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Captain Cook, Joseph Banks and Smallpox

Posted in Aboriginal, Australia, genocide, history, indigenous, invasion by John T. on November 2, 2008

This is an article about covert biological warfare, Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, about the deliberate infection of disease which spread like wildfire accross the nation.

The historical context for the discovery of Australia was the defeat and withdrawall of the British forces from America after a protracted war with theFrench, the indigenous and the new white americans in America and Canada as well as the French and spanish and others in the global conflict. . Britain had sustained a tremendously expensive war and the dillemma for its government and royalty was whether to defend their colonies militarily at further expense or allow political independance and attempt to develop trade advantage with the new nation. Cooks voyages of discovery occured during the transition from one to the other. (more…)