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Our Sacred Land, Our Identity Open Letter from Aboriginal Elder ‘Auntie’ Beve: “Protect Our Sacred Women’s Fertility Site from Mining”

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Our Sacred Land, Our Identity6th January 2014

By Auntie Beve

Special Guest Writer for Wake Up World

My Tribal name is Goolabeen. I am a fully Initiated Law and Medicine Woman of the Alleyerwere Tribe of Utopia from the Central Desert of Australia.

But I am better and more widely known as Auntie Beve, particularly in the Jails of NSW, where I have just retired after 29 years working with Aboriginal prisoners – being there for them 24/7 as an Elder, an Aboriginal Art and Culture teacher, suicide Counsellor and Mental Health Worker.

As I was born here in Woy Woy NSW 78 years ago, I speak as an Elder of the Darkinoong Tribe from the Central Coast of NSW. And today, I speak on behalf of all Central Coast Aboriginal women with the support of the Aboriginal men and of many non-Aboriginal people who know of the importance of preserving the Sacred Aboriginal Dreaming Track.

Bulldozing Our Ancient Culture

New Zealand based sandmining company, Rocla, is planning to build a mine on an Aboriginal Women’s Fertility Rites Songline and Teaching Place, in Calga on the Central Coast NSW. This Songline is part of the Sacred Dreaming Track, and its destruction would destroy with it tens of thousands of years of Aboriginal heritage. Her Majesty’s NSW Government has approved the company to go ahead with their stage 4 extension, which comprises a massive 30 metre deep hole gouged out of the ground that will take our Sacred Sites out completely.

Protect A Sacred Aboriginal Women’s Fertility Site from Mining

My mission is to make all Australians aware of how significant this loss would be – to help them fully understand the Cultural importance of this site, and why it must not be destroyed by Rocla mining company and Her Majesty’s Government of NSW.

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Source: Wakeup-world

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