Lisa Bellear: Beautiful Yuroke Red River Gum

Sometimes the red river gums rustled
in the beginning of colonization when
Wurundjeri
Bunnerong
Wathauring
and other Kulin nations
sang and danced
and
laughed
aloud

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For Invasion Day.

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One comment on “Lisa Bellear: Beautiful Yuroke Red River Gum
  1. Loved this – a timely and haunting reminder of the other side of Australian history

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