Yesterday Australia lost a significant person and there is a struggle with the concept of naming this person as a means of celebration, as a means to mark the record through the media and document; and yet the very real concerns of his community, relatives and culture mean that the appropriate naming convention is critical. Even Q&A on the ABC was fleshing it out between various interested parties.

So to say that I write with a touch of fear is correct. I write with care and believe that I am not offending his community by naming Dr Yunupingu (the 1992 Australian of the Year) as the person we here at KP miss. May his work, efforts, activism, music and memory live on and on.

 

One Response to we mourn

  • Melv says:

    One should not fear offending when offering sincere condolence. A sad loss of a great Australian; gone too soon.

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