Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Brisbane's Sovereign Embassy


Brisbane's Soveriegn Embassy is an indigenous protest site set up in Musgrave Park in South Brisbane and has been open for just over a month. Read about the politics here.


Some of the coals from Canberra's sacred fire in the original Tent Embassy were carried to Brisbane to start a fire here. The residents of the camp have kept the fire burning despite prolonged rain over the past few days. 







Sovereignty of sacred land (like Musgrave Park where the camp is), an end to the disproportionally high number of black deaths in custody and a change to the intervention laws currently in place in the Northern Territory are all mentioned on the various signs around the site.






The signs are hard-hitting but the mood around seems pretty light. I've heard there is a playgroup being held there and of course there is some great art going on...


Signs around the place strictly forbid drugs and alcohol but it looks like the cups of tea are going down a treat.




9 comments:

Ann said...

The first thing I thought when I saw the thumbnail was the Canberra tent embassy. Great shots.

cara said...

Thanks for you visit, Ann. It looks like this is a growing thing around the country. The latest one is out in Moree. There's also one in Perth which keeps being raided by the police.

magiceye said...

ambiance captured beautifully!

Julie said...

I wonder what the 4101 stands for. Guess I should read the politics of it. I am all 'politicked' out at the moment.

cara said...

ah - no 4101 is just the postcode :-)

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christine mae Engcoy said...

What a nice shot! I love the photographs. It's cool. It's a very nice place also. Thank you for sharing it on your blog.

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Steve Skitmore said...

Hi Cara, Steve here from the Youth Affairs Network Qld in West End.

We're a small non-profit doing up a newsletter which includes an article on sovereignty. Your pictures are really incredible and we were hoping we might be able to include one?

Please let me know if this is uncool. You can get me on admin@yanq.org.au or 3844 7713.

Thanks heaps :)

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