Territory Stories

Tiwi news

Details:

Title

Tiwi news

Other title

Tiwi Islands Local Government

Collection

Tiwi news; E-Journals; PublicationNT

Date

2006-10-13

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Tiwi Islands Local Government -- Periodicals; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Tiwi Islands; Tiwi Islands -- Politics and government -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Tiwi Islands Local Government

Place of publication

Tiwi Island

Volume

ed. 39

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/223442

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/686535

Page content

5 Nguiu residents: Stop wasting water! Nguiu Power and Water says that we are using too much water. People are leaving taps and showers running needlessly. Power and Water provided the following figures: How much water does each person in Nguiu use? Nguiu 1420 litres each day Darwin 457 litres each day Sydney 214 litres each day How many drums is that? Nguiu Darwin Sydney A DAMAGING TIWI REPORT There was an interesting article in The Australian today A southerners report that could lead many readers astray Titled days of promise in a Tiwi plan A colourful story written by a non indigenous man The purpose of his visit needs no explanation Promoting John Youngs Great Southern Plantation The fabric of Tiwi society under great strain Selling of acacia trees would see money exchanged A multi million dollar business something to boast Talking of Tiwi blood and who has the most Claiming that some are Tiwi but only part Creating havoc breaking many young hearts Who gave him permission to visit Tiwi Lands? He has now caused division amongst all the Clans And this talk of one broad political division Blaming the descendants of Garden Points Stolen Generation He also points the finger at the TILG A vehicle for only the minority all part aborigine The TILG too a kingdom of those part Tiwi He dare not comment about members of the TLC Children stolen from the centre even the gulf Adopted by Tiwi Families taught never to give up This reporter from the city writing in disguise With aims and objectives clearly to divide Come on Tiwi Islanders its time to stand tall And protect your country voting no more trees to fall Remember your ancestors custodians of the land Who stood united against any invasion plan? If Youngs GSP have given the Tiwi great pride Then why hasnt it stopped the problem of suicide The destruction of native trees ravishing of sacred ground Is certainly no way to re-connect Tiwi to their land? The times are certainly changing on the Tiwi Isles A great power struggle with many words unkind The Tiwi people must control their own destiny And make a united stand not be governed by greed Luke S Morcom 1-9-2006 A poem sent in by Luke Morcom:


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