Profile: boy chutney
- Editor, Explore magazine
- The difficulty we have with our brothers and sisters of one of the seven sisters of Eve is that they try to experiment things too much to the point where they mix kava with fermented drink: this is surely far too much for human liver to cope resulting in the collapse of the liver. We have the ceremonial kava drink in the Pacific and it has stood the times of no liver collapse. Are we much tougher than the other descendants of the seven sisters of Eve? No. We are not. We do not have the use of alcohol culture. So keep them in distance. Kava ceremonial drink is associated not only with according high ranking on an individual visitor regardless of colour, race or religion but we also allow them a place within our inclusive culture of Pacific communities. It must never be mixed up with the Pub Culture of Europe. I do hope that Australia, which is a multicultural society, can allow ceremonial kava drink of the Pacific Island Communities practised. Mali Voi, OBE Former head of UNESCO (Pacific Office, Apia)
- [posted for Don Kennedy]When I was a boy it was called a Soldier Bird because if anyone moved in its area it gave away your position. But like everything names are changed to suit someone's agenda.
- Martyn's article about Powerful Owls and possums (published in Explore magazine earlier this year) can be found here. http://australianmuseum.net.au/document/powerful-owls-eat-possums/
- I believe that foxes are significant predators of turtle eggs, at least along the River Murray (see M Thompson 1983, Australian Wildlife Research 10:363-71).
- Thanks for the story guys. I have a couple of queries. In developing this story was the Mer community consulted? Also would you clarify the part where the voiceover states that ‘most of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material was collected more than 200 years ago’ as I think it should be 100?'
- this interesting page follows on from one about canoes in the sydney region only. canoes from other regions used different designs and methods.
- It's not quite right to say that 'greenhouse gases come from chopping down trees', though of course trees (and other plants) are carbon 'sinks'.