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Aunty Ro speaks her pain at destruction of totem kangaroo

Painting by Michael Huddleston

INDIGENOUS EDUCATOR AND writer Aunty Ro Mudyn Godwin, in June testified to a NSW parliamentary committee hearing on the welfare and health of the state’s kangaroos. Status quo welfare: very bad. She spoke of the personal  impact and social cost of the state’s and indeed Australia’s, wholesale destruction of the national emblem, which is her Palawa family’s totem animal. 

Here is what she said.

TOP IMAGE: Painting by Michael Huddleston

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