"Just remember ...
That SUN has shone on Aboriginal and Island people
In this country - for fifty thousand years …
And it’s still shining on us ….
May the sun shine a long long time ...
You see the colours of the flag?
that red, that black, that yellow ?
The BLACK - stands for the people,
and the colour of our skin;
and the RED - is for our land
and the blood that has been shed,
in our struggle, and is still being shed …
and that YELLOW -
is for the life-giving force - the sun
that unites the people and the land
And we will never be separated -
the land from the people -
as long as there is a sun to shine.
So let the sun shine …"
:: [—Maureen Watson—] ::
"This is serious business
what we’re doing here :
We’re not mucking around,
We’ve come a long way :
organised here by the Brisbane Blacks,
the Queens-land blacks - and we’re strong. and we're going to support ‘em
What we’re doing here is serious business for the history of state-institutions of the Queens-land government."
:: [—Dennis Walker —] ::
"This society that’s around us here today
with all these big buildings and that stuff
Those are symbols of what this society truly believes in or what this society truly WORSHIPS ..
They tell us that this society
which has been imposed upon us -
is a christian society and they worship god …
That’s crap - the type of society
which exists in this state -
and all through white Australia -
is a society that WORSHIPS money!"
:: [—Gary Foley—] ::
Respect - those that fought
and those that filmed
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Voices Script - (above)
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• Visuals - Quicktime playback of Aboriginal Land Rights streets scenes at 8x times normal-speed skimmed from the unreleased documentary feature "Guniwaya Ngi-gu : We Fight" © Madelaine McGrady - out there with the Black Film Unit amongst the freedom-fighters on the expressways and in Musgrave Park Brisbanetown in 1982. Thanx Madelaine.
If you look slowly you may miss --
• Michael Bayles [00m08s] with a flag,
• Oogeroo Nunukel [00m13s] with a sign,
• Steve Mam [00m18s] with a crowd,
• Ross Watson [01m40s] with police lineup,
• Maureen Watson [01m43s] standing strong,
• Marcia Langton [02m01s] with a megaphone,
• Dennis Walker [02m13s] with a historical perspective,
• Neil Simpson [02m42s] with equal rights,
• Monica Whyman [02m45s] with her fist held high,
as well as
• NRL-legend [02m43s] Wayne Bennett with an arm-lock on Neil, and
• Gary Foley [02m55s] with an informed opinion.
• Voices - Three speakers snipped from unreleased documentary feature "Guniwaya Ngi-gu : We Fight" by Madelaine McGrady and the Black Film Unit beginning with the much-loved and highly-respected Maureen Watson (d), Dennis Walker, and then Gary Foley - all of whom which I find no disagreement. Thank you Madelaine, Maureen, Dennis, Gary and Ross.
• Music track "WeFight4LandRights" © composed by Greg Hoy 2004 in feeling the courage of these everyday Australians defending their tribal and territorial sovereignty and to destroy state-run segregation and discrimination. Thanx to Garageband.
• This work was created and produced by invisible_tv © 2004, titled in 2010 and uploaded in 2014 @ Moree Australia.
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BTW - PLS Find the time to view the first and most important Aboriginal feature documentary of the twentieth century completely --
"Guniwaya Ngi-gu : We Fight"
(64min, 16mm colour, 1982)
by Madelaine McGrady.
Featuring Aboriginal speakers —
Phyllis McCabe, Stephen Mam,
Warren Mundine, Tiga Bayles,
Lionel Fogarty, Cheryl Fulton,
Dennis Walker, Ambrose Goldenbrown,
Vincent Brady, Paul Richards,
Maureen Watson, Ross Watson,
Gary Foley, Bob Weatherall,
Cilla Prior, Neil Simpson,
Alana Doolan, Marcia Langton,
Kevin Wyman, Monica Wyman,
Richard Bell and
a throng of thousands.
And featuring music from —
Bart Willoughby, No Fixed Address,
Joe Geia, Bapu Mamoos,
Cuckles and Jimmy Chi and