Advocate p.30 – 27 Dec 2014

IT IS a pity Tiagarra fell over. It potentially offered broad public access to the Aboriginal story surrounding the Mersey Bluff, and all within walking distance of Devonport.
Education and information can make a world of difference.
One of the reasons Tiagarra failed was because the broad Aboriginal community never embraced it.
Blind to this mistake, the Devonport Council is more interested in now talking to museums and government departments than the Aboriginal community. Nothing good will come of it.
If the council really does want a co-operative effort with Aboriginal people then the Council must make the first move and make contact. I strongly believe the council’s overture would be well received.