sext: the air smells like honeysuckle and fresh dirt; meet me in the driveway so we can sit in absolute silence, listening to gentle echoes of the 1 a.m. train accompanied by the rapturous humming of my neighbor’s koi pond.
Lieutenant Leder and his Bell P-39D Airacobra
New Guinea, 1943
i updated my about page to make it more informative but i still kept the old one because that is the most important thing you will ever need to know about me
50 year anniversary of the Indigenous right to vote
Fifty years ago today, on November 30th 1963, was the first time all indigenous Australians were given the right to vote in both state and federal elections. It was part of a long series of gains by the Indigenous Australian rights movement that saw them win victories against the oppression of White Australia.
Following from this the 1967 referendum saw Indigenous Australians elevated to full citizens and no longer considered subjects under the Flora and Fauna Act. It wasn’t until the late 70s that the practice of removing indigenous children from their families officially ended. Barely a generation ago the overt discrimination of Indigenous Australians was still alive and well in a country that prides itself on a fair go.