Flinders (and his cat) get statues - so why not the Aboriginal man who sailed with them
[Paul Daley, The Guardian]
Indigenous education officers set for Bachelor of Education
[Tom Forrest, ABC]
There have been 33 Indigenous staff already working in support roles in schools across regional Western Australia, who have been preparing to train as teachers at Curtin University as part of a pilot program.
The statue of Trim and the absence of any dedicated to Bungaree, and the spending of millions of dollars on a voyage by a replica Endeavour that Cook never actually undertook, brings into stark relief the ridiculous disparities in who we have come to publicly venerate and commemorate in Australia.