The telling or hearing of the story is perverted by the colonial process.

Bruce Pascoe: Aboriginal story gets lost in translation

“…You’ve got the country, Australia, don’t try and steal its soul, reduce it to a neat story and then splash it across the pages of a children’s book. Australia already believes a children’s version of its history, don’t demean its culture as well until you’re invited.

And I don’t think that invitation will be in the mail until Burrup is restored, a Treaty is signed and the whale’s journey becomes the backbone of Australian social and cultural life. Again.”