Thursday, January 04, 2007

Eastern Beach on a hot night

from w

We drove to Eastern Gardens overlooking the beach last night because it was so hot at home. Lots of cars and people about. A new feature is a gigantic ferris wheel which had psychedelic colours moving about once it gets dark.

I picked up a few seagull feathers also.
The drawing (in two parts here) was made with a biro, then turned into sepia with Picasa.


Blogger tooners said...

I like your drawings.

Today, on BBC World, I was watching a show and I thought they were talking about a place called Geelong in Australia. But, I'm not sure. Is there a place called Geegalong? They were talking to Abaridganees (spelling??) and all the things they've gone thru in their lives and such. Very touching story.

Are you in the same place?

10:50 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

tooners, it sounds like Geelong. Aborigines are the indigenous people of Australia. The story may have been connected to Narana which is a Geelong-based Aboriginal cultural centre. I have posted about Narana a couple of times. It is a beautiful place with an indigeous garden, meeting halls, a retail store, etc.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Lovely details on these ones.

4:33 PM  
Blogger tooners said...

These Aborigines have gone thru a lot, that's for sure. This particular story was about these three sisters that walked along some fence - in order to leave some camp or something they had been put on years ago. Apparently, they were taking Aborigines and mating them w/ white ppl so that they could do away w/ the Aborigines. Anyway, it was the story of the girls and their struggles and such. Very moving piece, but I'd love to read the book - the piece was about the book and the daughter of the woman was telling the story.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

The film is called 'Rabbit Proof Fence' and is a true story. The policy of that time was to send part-European children to an institution away from their Aboriginal mothers. They call these people 'the stolen generation'. I think the intention of the missions and government of that time was well-meaning but of course it was a tragedy to lose family and culture.

1:29 AM  
Blogger tooners said...

thank you my dear for the name! yes, that's exactly what the story is about. i think it will be a really good and touching read. i love books like that. it may have been well meaning, but it sounds like a terrible tragedy for many.

8:03 AM  

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