“We have our differences, but it's always a challenge to see with your heart.”* That’s the voice of my friend Phil Sullivan. He speaks as an elder of the Ngemba people of the Darling River country of North Western NSW and also a member of the community of Bourke. He’s big and hearty, respectful and forthright when he tells the stories of his home territory - the good, the bad and the redeemed. He met Queen Elizabeth when she and Prince Phillip came to Bourke in 2000. Here you’ll hear him, ‘seeing with his heart’ as he recalls that day.
* Sullivan, Phil. Australian NationalGeographic, No.90 April/June, 2008, p. 81.
Photo courtesy of The Western Herald, Bourke.
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