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There’s nothin’ like Australia

There’s nothin’ like Australia.

This could be a post about nationalistic pride. It’s not. Pride leaves one open to scorn.

This is a post about the uniqueness of Australia and the good and fair people. This is a post about the great things that are often not shown or glossed over in the main stream media. This is a post about Australian ingenuity, persistence against hardship, mate-ship and triumph. This is a post about valour and determination to succeed against all odds.

Let’s start with the big stuff. The Big Banana at Coffs Harbour. Who would have ever believed that a giant fiber glass banana could do so much for Aussie tourism? Many people must have laughed when a local banana farmer decided to build the Big Banana but now it is an Aussie icon.

How about the natural beauty of this wide brown land Australia? Its not all brown but shades of ochre and amazing greens in the vast variety of vegetation types, coastal heath lands, rainforests, mallee, mulga, so many different kinds of “The Bush”. Let’s not forget Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, the wet tropics and the desert in all its shapes and forms.

However it’s the people that make this place “deadly”. I admire the humble confidence and determination of the indigenous, first nation’s people and that they are still sovereign people, even after 227 years of colonization They still haven’t given up hope of freedom from the rule of Great Britain. Bogans? Love ’em! Down to earth, hard working, like to have a good time on the weekend and support the Australian ute industry. Yeah I admit that we all have the odd “dickhead” mate but the thing about Aussie people is that they forgive their mates and no-one is purposely always a “dickhead.” We’re a pretty laid back and friendly mob.

I could go on forever about the awesome people that I’ve met around the traps but I’ve got to get ready for the bloody long Free Blue Walk from Brisbane to Adelaide. I am raising funds for James’ Blue House Free Schools traveling free school in a double decker bus. I leave next Wednesday the 17th of June 2015 and it’s 40km for 50 days and 50 one hour classes at the end of each day on “Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability”

So click on the link below to donate to this campaign.

James’ Blue House Free Schools

PS Deadly is a colloquial Australian adjective used predominantly by the Indigenous Australians which has a meaning similar to “awesome”

Two way Learning

by James Warren

1992 Australian of the year Mandawuy Yunupingu implemented a concept called two way “two way learning” in which there is learning in both worlds. What can we learn from each other?

In 1994 he did this interview with Fred Tietjen entitled “Freedom and Global Survival” 
– excerpted from Rhythm Music Magazine May, 1994

Australia Has a Black History. Tomorrow please take the time to acknowledge the indigenous custodians of the land that have survived here in harmony for 40,000 years and then managed to survive another 226 years of colonization. There is no reason anyone should have to fight to exist and survive. We can learn so much from the indigenous.