Recently I had the honour of witnessing the unveiling of a truly inspiring sculpture of Bunjil, the Koori Creator Spirit at the local Aboriginal Gathering Place, Willum Warrain, in Hastings. I have never seen a more arresting or fierce depiction of Bunjil. It spoke of how Bunjil carefully watches over his people. The atmosphere at the opening was one of reverence, pride and welcome. The sacred smoking ceremony cleansed the attendees. Bunurong / Boon Wurrung elder Chris West revealed the statue. Ever since I was invited as a non-indigenous person to become an associate member of my local Aboriginal association, these emotions have been present. For a number of years I have been an avid re

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