Letter to the Royal Commision Australia
May 20 1991, from Ture
Palm Island: 3000 people, 206 houses;
14 people to each house - so quite unlike Magnetic Island,
TO THE ROYAL COMMISION AND TO
ALL THOSE WHO LOVE AUSTRALIA.
Queen Elisabeth's "Order of
Australia" to all aboriginal residents of Palm Island (or anywhere) can not
justify the crime once made against them and up to date. Supervised shelter for
"rednecks". No alleluja... nohelp. Insular mentality. National Parks bush and
trees, in our heritage are more provided more care than humans. The Aboriginal
still have what we lost: cultural dignity. Undoubtedly the aboriginal is
Australia's richest heritage. Recommendation: Read "The Songlines" by Bruce
THERE ARE SOLUTIONS FOR A
God bless you, Bishop Raymond
You said in a recent story in the Townsville
Bulletin, 15 May, "When two drunks, one white and one black, who lived under a
bridge, died, the differences in their funerels was
"When the white man died not one person who cared
about him turned up for it. There weren't even enough people present to carry
Well, my answer to that, is - somebody,
perhaps your prayer groups etc, should have carried both the black man and the
white man before the coffin became necessary. You think we have a lot more to
learn from the Aboriginal than from the white man's way.
The Catholic Church has performed services on Palm
Island, the biggest aboriginal community in Australia for 65 years. "65 years -
6.5 decades" and now there is talk of finally setting up a "Task Force" to seek
their reaction to a report and their suggestions on the best way to deal with
the situation in North Queensland.
Has this question of how to deal with "this
situation" never struck your church before?
Did they ask for alcohol or were they educated
that way ? And who made the profits from their dole payments ? I have never
heard of the aborigines owning breweries.
"A few hours ago" the "red necks" poisoned the
aborigines and put them in mass graves. Today the "red necks" use more
sophisticated methods, alcohol and dole !
It says "the thought is faster than the light" -
but 65 years and still you haven't achieved anything than Catholic
Bishop - better late than never - as a Bishop in
the Catholic church, I'm sure that God will forgive you and your church, but I
am also sure that he expected you to create receivers, for the aborigines
message and miserable situation, in the British run society, Townsville has its
own type of Alcatraz with a few patronized families. Seeing is
Task Master for the Task Force, first receiver to
rectify this mess. Why not your mate, this other bloke, Bishop of the Church of
England, Mr. Lewis. He seems to have a very big panorama with Palm Island in the
focus or the Royal Mayor of Townsville, Tony Mooney.
Is it an uncivilised/unreasonable claim that the
aborigines want to get their own ancestor's remains back to their native soil
? How would it be if the British "tribal descendents" of departed freeman
(convicts) as amatter of national/cultural pride, asked to have their ancestor's
remains returned to the British native soil ? Will they ever rest in peace in
this soil ?
Are we so afraid to see ourselves as biological
beings in the historical mirror. The stoneage is a dreadful current event, in
our dusty hearts.
Is it better that the aborigines put their dole
into breweries or into the church ? No - if nothing comes out of this -
supervised shelters - what does it give the aborigines, how does it help us
Compassion is not enough ! Not even a prayer in or
among this church group can relive or change their way, because most of these
people do not believe in God - "They believe in the Three Wise Men and the
Virgin Mary Cult and their own modern degenerated culture structure". Maybe it
would be better to build up some supervised shelter for bully
British/Australiens and their overstrung way to supervise the majority of the
The British/Australians have historically proved
they are unable to deal with the problem.
These bullies should be targeted for the messages
because they have always been the problem for the Aborigines and still are as
well as they are the problem for todays immigrants.
"If we could get rid of the Aborigines on
Palm Island, the most beautiful island in North Queensland, we would have the
most beautiful tourist attraction in the world".
One did not think in these terms 80 years ago,
when one forced, compulsory transferred the black people to this island. Today a
ward of Townsville, QLD.
Dear Bishop how to protect our fragile
religious and social infrastructure - yes how - on the expense of a genocide
Why give hope when their is no hope - e.g.
Philippines Aquino: put Mount Pinatubo them closer God?
Ture Sjölander - May 20 ' 91
P.S. Then we always have the
deserters and the betrayers on the humiliateds site and side. God damn them with
or without money or bible in their hands.
Queen Save the God in Queen's
Oh Lord - Bula Bula.
FROM THE IMMEMORIAL AND
PERMANENT RESIDENT TURE SJOLANDER - TOWNSVILLE -
QLD - 4810