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Aboriginal scarred tree 4

Last Sunday we walked over to the very beautiful paddock know as the Lower Wilderness. We went to check on a water trough that had recently been overflowing. My brother had adjusted the float while we were away. It was … Continue reading

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Aboriginal scarred trees 3

We found these two Aboriginal scarred trees yesterday. Living and growing White Box trees. Big and old. The first tree is fantastic. The overgrowth of the bark is very deep over the scar.  When I put my hand into the … Continue reading

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Aboriginal scarred tree 2

This was the first Aboriginal scarred tree we found. It is next to the gravel public road on Warra Warra, directly opposite the gate between two of our properties. We have passed it many hundreds of times without really seeing … Continue reading

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Aboriginal scarred tree

I’ve looked at this tree for years without really seeing it. But as soon as I knew what to look for, I saw it for what it is. An Aboriginal scarred tree, direct and eloquent evidence of the lives of … Continue reading

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2 or 3 Things I Know About Her – the further psychogeography of Gundy

Aboriginal history is haptic across time. It reaches out to us and we can reach out and touch it and be touched by it in turn. Wounds and scars and survival and transcendence. In Aboriginal thought, a place is both … Continue reading

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