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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.”