Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:46 PM
I worked for someone who had a farmer friend in the NT, as part of his lease he had to provide housing and schooling for any Aboriginal workers he employed, he only wanted to employ Aboriginals as they found it difficult to find work and he wanted to help. He built accomodation for them, shared for singles and seperate housing for families, they were of good construction and fully furnished. Some food was also provided as he had a mess hall that provided all meals for singles and some meals for families. All accomodation was given electricity and hot and cold running water.
Brilliant hey, within six months they were all destroyed and unusable, they broke up the furniture and set fires in the middle of the room to cook their locally caught meat. They did not want to work regular hours and only turned up when they wanted to.
Now this is not a knock Aboriginal post, because they were only doing what they had been doing for many generations, they did not want to live in houses, they did not want to work regular hours, what they wanted was to live as they always had, as long as they were left alone they were happy., Australia Day was not even on their radar.
The farmer was quite willing to give and take, cattle on those ranges did not require much tending, i was possible to do the job with them in a different way, the government would not allow it it was their way or not at all no farm, no work, this was some 35 years ago.
The point being, if they have land and access to hunting so they can live in a traditional way, the greater majority of them don’t care.
He gave up on the farm, left them to their own devices. End of story for what it’s worth.
Intended to break 90 this year, not going well.
Concentrating just getting round the course