Memorial Trees #2 An Aboriginal Reinvention Of The Dedication

When different cultures meet in a spirit of creative freedom, amazing things can happen.

In the following micro-movie made in his Wominjeka Garden earlier this week, Uncle Glenn Loughrey turned the soil for a memorial planting and found eight words which constitute brilliant insight into what the Australian tradition of memorial tree plantings can become.

Lest We Forget.

Bunjil watches over us.

Let Bunjil fly!

To resolve the differences between competing cultures, we must seek what’s good and keep away from what’s wrong. (Amar Makruf Nahi Mungkar)

Geoff Fox, 24th September, 2022, Naarm, Down Under

I Will Tell My Story #1

This is a statement of five of the most important religious beliefs I hold.

(I publish it on the birthday of Robert Louis Stevenson, whose faith journey took him in the opposite direction to mine and who said “You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.”)

  1. The truth will set you free.
  2. There is no god but God.
  3. Faith cannot be forced.
  4. Bunjil watches over us.
  5. In the beginning was The Word and The Word was with God and The Word was God.

Geoff Fox, 13th September, 2022, Melbourne, Australia

Remembrance – Peringatan #7 A Green Freedom Park

Today on the 124th anniversary of the birth of Australia’s greatest ever cricketer, Sir Donald George Bradman, I call upon Australians and their leaders to strive for Bradmanesque excellence and turn a magnificent heritage site into a world class national park.

Geoff Fox, 27th August, 2022, Melbourne, Australia

Sustainable Development #16 Personal Survival in The Culture War

Cultural Warrior Philipp Zey travelled around the world on a bicycle with a trombone, a golf club and a German pasta shaper.

He shared music, his golf swing and pasta meals using locally available ingredients with hosts and new friends in the cause of peace, understanding and freedom across and up and down Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Africa.

It is unlikely that anyone in the world has ever played didgeridoo on a trombone down a drain in Australia better than Philipp Zey did for my camera just because I asked him to.

Aboriginal elder the late Aunty Dot Peeters said his playing was “excellent”.

Geoff Fox, February 1 , 2021, Terra Nullius

Austral-Indonesian Tujuhbelasan #11 Siaran Hati

The link above is a film of a spontaneous song created and sung by Jaya Kelana of Solo today for today, Indonesia’s National Broadcasting Day. The song is inspired by the thinking of Guilelmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and inventor who won the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of his contribution to the development of radio.