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What is Wilderness? (Part 3)

“An infamous media type said, ‘In essence we’re a conceited naked ape but in our mind we’re a divine legend and we see ourselves as some sort of God that we can walk around the earth deciding who will live and die and what will be destroyed and saved.’ Wilderness has no gods or one […]

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What is Wilderness? (Part 2)

“For many aboriginal people, wilderness offers no cause for fond nostalgia. Rather, it represents a tract of land without custodians.” Martin Thomas, 2003, The Artificial Horizon. pg 29. ‘The Three Sisters’ – A rock formation in The Blue Mountains. Photographed May 4, 2008. ——————— What is Wilderness? Part 1, August 15, 2005

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What is Wilderness? (Part 1)

In order to understanding how and why the coronial inquiry into the January 2003 Canberra bushfires unraveled, and in order to understand the recent decision of the ACT Supreme Court to clear Coroner Maria Doogan of ‘apprehended bias’, it is perhaps necessary to have some understanding of the various meanings of ‘wilderness’. The following quotes […]

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