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    Sad : Albert Namatjira ghost gums destroyed in fire

    The 'twin' ghost gums that became the symbol of a great aboriginal artist have been destroyed by fire

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-0...action/4452722

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=a...w=1366&bih=677
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    And the report says probably deliberately lit. What goes through peoples heads?? My Dad taught landscape artists for years and had a print of those gums up in his studio. He's 86 now but he's going to be pretty peed to find out they're gone like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granville View Post
    What goes through peoples heads??
    The same thinking it takes to have multiple attempts to burn centuries old 'carved', canoe and burial trees that were removed over 10 years ago to renew and widen a bridge over the river where they previously still survived, then placed in a small, weather proof building built adjacent for 'their safe keeping'.

    Though secure, it has a steel mesh front for viewing which has allowed the throwing of fuels and/or small lighted objects in attempts to destroy the contents. Success has been partial with increased damage each time.

    Whom does it hurt when history treasured by local indigenous communities is destroyed and gone forever and whom benefits from the act? There's the twisted thinking.

    Examples of the carved trees I speak of that most don't know exist in this country.

    http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/exhi...rees_guide.pdf
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    Sad , Alright, My mum still has one of his originals (With those Gum Trees) hanging on the wall at home , Mum and Dad bought it in the 60's, Made more special now I guess , Bloody Idiots
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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    Sad ,......., Bloody Idiots
    And that's putting it mildly.
    A really calm place near here has rock paintings, where kids used to learn how to do it. Hasn't stopped some jumping the fence to do their own modern day painting. And why can't people take their litter the 500 meters walk back to the bins in the car park?

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