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...Our grandfathers and fathers...

'Our grandfathers and fathers used to tell us many traditional things about our culture. They would sing out to us to come and sit with them on the bamboo fence, they used to tell us the months to plant our vegetables, how to catch fish, how to read the stars for the seasons of the year. That's the way me and Eddie grew up with our traditions and our culture.'

Keywords: ancestors, culture, fishing, gardening, land use, Mer, Wailu, Jack

Jack Interviewed by Trevor Graham, 1996.
Author: Graham, Trevor
© Film Australia
Source: Wailu, Jack