Peter Duke, Cumbalum
As Byron Bay was originally known as Cavvanbah, which means meeting place in Minjungbal (a dialect of Bundjalung), I used to wonder about the Indigenous stories being told here. One story I heard was that the people came from all around the land and this was where the lore (law) was made.
Today we make law in Canberra.
Anyway, imagine all the elders come together from the different indigenous nations from around Australia. With all that’s going on in this country, it would be very interesting for the nation to hear the voice of the first Australians, and to see what outcomes developed. Lots of love, forgiveness, and reconciliation are needed, but we desperately need direction, and to take care and love people and country! Love and care are most important of all. Without love and care of people and country there is nothing.