Epigraphs: 'The call to abandon [inherent] rights assumes that they have been tried and failed. That is incorrect. Indigenous rights - ones that recognize Aboriginal people for what they are, and have the capacity to change their dire living circumstances - have never been embraced as a way forward.' -- William Jonas, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Australian 22 May 2002.
'The sense of separation from the environment, of the world as an object of a disembodied human gaze and control, runs deep in white culture ... the technology and culture of light is so constructed as to be both fundamental to the construction of the human image and yet felt to be uniquely appropriate to those who are white.' -- Dyer, [R. White. Routledge, London & New York] 1997: 103.