Sunday, May 27, 2012

A WORLD APART (Mount Barney)

A WORLD APART
Mount Barney, Scenic Rim
26-27 May 2012
Ambassadors are here today
Absolutely gorgeous place 1.5hours drive from Brisbane CBD


Check out these two border collies making out


Scenic Rim is actually a group of forested mountain ranges of the Great Dividing Range
straddling the border between south-east QLD and north-eastern NSW
Today we're visiting Mount Barney


We were welcomed by complimentary coffee and tea
at our first stop Mount Barney Lodge


Kylie enjoys a nice UV-exposure


Chicken Skewers in Lemon Myrtle BBQ
amongst other tasty treats such as Lemon Merinque Pie etc



Hussain (Saudi Arabia), Kylie (Australia), James (Singapore), Marjorie (USA) and myself (Singapore)
enjoying a little tea party


Fresh Lemon that you can't buy in stores




Imogen showing off some of her mum's great works
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Free Bushtucker Tour


Learning more about native plants and delicious recipes


Lemon that adapted to the OZ climate
we call them Bush Lemon


Sweet old couple who joined the tour with us


Macadamia Nut


Guillaume (France) at the ecolodge
Prices as low as $35 per room night!


Shao (Malaysia) and Claire (China) sharing a photo moment


Autumn at its best


Silly cows


Our next stop
Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages




Chillin' by the lake just enjoying the beautiful climate and fresh air


Vineyard
The main crop is Petite Verdot


Lovely wine selection at affordable prices


Free Wine tasting


Next stop
Thistledown Country Retreat


Beautiful old house


Traditional High Tea in the enchanting garden








Enjoy a game of Croquet
(or pretend to be Thor)


Little Chapel on the hill




Next stop
Rathdowney Alpaca Farm


Nom nom nom..




Elsa (Indonesia), Malli (Germany) and Yiki (Hongkong) 
having a fulfilling time learning about Alpacas


Claire and the Black Llama


Next stop
Classi di Cucina Italiana


Wesley (Taiwan) enjoying a free Nutella Gelato


Baby Alpaca drinking from a milk bottle


Ok.. you can follow me home


Pare Xavier (Philippines) taking a funny shot of Guillaume

more information at
http://scenicrimescapes.com.au/

more photos here
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.234975106613041.45986.118858138224739&type=3





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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Brisbane Sovereign Embassy - The Eviction


This morning 250 odd police officers had Musgrave Park surrounded

Previous Post: Brisbane Sovereign Embassy set up at West End
http://mydemoninyou.blogspot.com/2012/05/brisbane-sovereign-embassy-at-musgrave.html


Surrounding roads were cordoned off from public access


A line of spectators gathered at Cordelia Street by 7AM


The Embassy members guarded their Sacred Fire


Negotiations began


Channel 7 and Channel Ten helicopters rovering above the area




Police officers keeping people out of the Musgrave Park boundary


Supporting spectators formed up along Cordelia Street


Anglo-Australians wearing the Aboriginal Flag
and began chanting "Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land"





Spotted: Cr. Helen Abrahams


Indigenous people from the around area came to support
(4th from left) Local Aboriginal Activist/Murri Community Worker, Sam Watson



watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDUyBu9JBRI



Delivering a message from within the fence by phone




Negotiations failed and police moved in
arrested 31 people while the rest chained themselves together


Hulk Hogan


The Embassy was taken over and the aboriginals salvaged the Sacred Fire


Blowing the fire up
Watch the video below, it's amazing!
At 8:58, this dude ate a burning coal!



watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lEcw6l9pME




The Embassy members marched to Jaggera Hall in song and dance




People living in West End joins in


Hamish Cairns with his Leica M2


Embassy Leaders addresses their people


Original site of the Sacred Fire


Negotiations to let three of them enter the site to retrieve their Sacred Objects


The protesters and supporters marched to Parliament House
to demand Cr. Newman to remove his Aboriginal flag pin
which was received by Police barricades to protect QUT students and visitors of City Botanic Gardens


The protesters then marched to Police Watch House






watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7C-dCrimwE







Police guarded the Queensland Police Headquarters
as the mob marches pass





Aboriginal people angry with Queensland Premier Campbell Newman's statement
about the Embassy being a squatters' camp


Police Watch House


Arrested Embassy members were released




Wayne "Coco" Wharton released, holding his bail conditions paper


Jack Black
(Nah.. that's Harrison Saragossi)







The wait continues...









More photos here
Brisbane Sovereign Embassy at Musgrave Park
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.228847720559113.44769.118858138224739&type=3

Eviction of Brisbane Soverign Embassy Musgrave Park
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.229363390507546.44887.118858138224739&type=3




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