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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Aboriginal graffiti – Sovereign being


I came across this graffiti mural in a pedestrian tunnel near Central station. In addition to few animal forms such as iguana, turtle and a snake the center piece was this very impressive almost two meter high face of an aboriginal and a misspelled words “Sovereign being” followed by a slogan “Not British subject”. The turtle on the opposite wall was accompanied by “Invasion Day” caption referring to 26th of January – the Australia Day.

Instead of searching for divisive issues I think the aborigines should petition the government in an attempt of unification to abolish “Department of Aboriginal Affairs”. For as long as there is a special department for them it means they are not part of mainstream population. There should be no departments for any social or ethnic groups if we are all equal in the eye of the law.

Here is the gallery with the remaining photograph of the Aboriginal graffiti