I despair of the human race at the best of times. And to compare humans to animals is an insult to animals.
There's plenty of misinformation about my part of the world. Anyone who doesn't know believes it. Why wouldn't they?
I despair of the human race too Wendy - any wonder I prefer to prowl through internet as a cat? And, I know Miriam - what is sometimes said here on the news is extraordinary - and it is presented as absolute fact!
Flash back!That photo looks like one in a book I read when I was about 12. A group of men were arrested and escaped, recaptured. There were only a couple of men plus trackers to take them to Darwin and the only way to hold them was chains. There were killings involved, at least one of them was a policeman, and I sort of remember a station owner or worker was another ... but I will not sign a statement unless it is very vaguely worded! I do remember reading the book and feeling that it was a real life crime story, and I think the author wrote from first hand accounts, including how Aborigines lived before white man arrived from tribal elders, and not just in this case. Cannot remember the name of the book ... author was Ion Idriess. I learned a lot of history and a lot about life in the outback, and gained a healthy respect for both black and white people who lived that life.
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