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#1 simonsez

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

Not sure if it was just the rather solemn occasion but today I thought that this particular "welcome from the traditional owners" was a bit ott. Is this fair enough, or is my lack of understanding showing through? Is this actually a legal requirement (does anyone know) or are they just being nice and/or politically correct by allowing it to take place.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

He was a bit over the top. The sentiment was still genuine it seemed. Not sure it's necessary before every Test though.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

...please PLEASE....DO NOT get me started on our coloured folk....

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

There are very few countries in the world that are run and owned by the TRADITIONAL OWNERS. What we now have to do is learn to live together but I think that concept is lost on some.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:41 PM

Rather than a respectful comment, I think it can take effect as a polarising, divisive comment. I think it's better left unsaid. We're all Australians. That's it.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

Wow we agree.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

Rather than a respectful comment, I think it can take effect as a polarising, divisive comment. I think it’s better left unsaid. We’re all Australians. That’s it.

That was how it came across to me, but then again I'm not a fan of the concept .

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:34 AM

Gonna throw a bone out here, we have to watch the kiwis do their little dancey thing and not just in their country, so I think we should tolerate our indigenous fellow Australians welcoming ALL and sundry to participate in a white mans game such as cricket. After all our first cricket team to tour England in 1868 were indigenous, so maybe they are remembering/ celerbrating their relations in some sort of way.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:34 AM

Gonna throw a bone out here, we have to watch the kiwis do their little dancey thing and not just in their country, so I think we should tolerate our indigenous fellow Australians welcoming ALL and sundry to participate in a white mans game such as cricket. After all our first cricket team to tour England in 1868 were indigenous, so maybe they are remembering/ celerbrating their relations in some sort of way.

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My thoughts exactly........make them stand there and watch something from our side.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:27 AM

Gonna throw a bone out here, we have to watch the kiwis do their little dancey thing and not just in their country, so I think we should tolerate our indigenous fellow Australians welcoming ALL and sundry to participate in a white mans game such as cricket. After all our first cricket team to tour England in 1868 were indigenous, so maybe they are remembering/ celerbrating their relations in some sort of way.

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My thoughts exactly….....make them stand there and watch something from our side.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:49 AM

LOL. That's a thought. :-)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

My thoughts exactly….....make them stand there and watch something from our side.
what watch some arse clowns shouting ozzie ozzie ozzie oi oi oi

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Didn't realise our indigenous brothers had a battle dance of a sort. The only one's I saw was spear throwing at 50 paces and some "chicken dance, shake-a-leg, imitate some bird/animal" stomp. Be interesting to see what they come up with.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

It's not only at sporting events either. We also have to endure this at school functions as well. A bit over the top if you ask me.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

Of all of the welcomes I have heard, all of the Aunties seemed to do a very tasteful welcome, but this Uncle just didn't seem to nail it. I can't remember specifically what he said but there were a couple things that took me back a bit. Jarro, is it a school with special Aboriginal connections as such?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Of all of the welcomes I have heard, all of the Aunties seemed to do a very tasteful welcome, but this Uncle just didn’t seem to nail it. I can’t remember specifically what he said but there were a couple things that took me back a bit.

Jarro, is it a school with special Aboriginal connections as such?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

It happens at most official events these days. Does anyone know if there is legislation covering this. I was at a morning tea for a charity and they did this as well and certainly raised a few eyebrows.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

Not sure that it is 'Legislated' as such, but from memory (and that's bad at the best of times) I think it all started with the push for the 'Stolen Generation Apology', suddenly the need to acknowledge the traditional owners, or identified indigenous tribe of the area came into vogue. What I want to know is, how do they know who the traditional owners are. Are they suggesting that indigenous tribes did not have battles and take each others lands, as has been the case with every race ever documented. It that is the case, maybe they do have something they can teach us and the rest of the world, but I seriously doubt it.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

There was a story in the media yesterday claiming that the orginal inhabitants were wiped out by a cataclysmic drought around 7,000 years ago.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

My thoughts exactly……..make them stand there and watch something from our side.

what
watch some arse clowns shouting ozzie ozzie ozzie oi oi oi

Down here stupid

On par with endless renditions of "Slice of Hivvin"




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