intranaut:

srlyll:

Everything on this map is fun to say. A map of Aboriginal Australian nations

We saw a map like this in Primary school. I found it interesting to note how much larger the land for a certain group of people is the more inland you go, generally. Like, you can see how fertile Australia is with this map. Not necessarily agriculturally fertile, but how much more certain tracts of land can support and how desolate it can be in the red centre. Seriously, those areas are huge. The Mardu, Warlpiri, and Wiradjuri nations are comparable in size to, for example, Germany. Not bigger than, but comparable. 

intranaut:

srlyll:

Everything on this map is fun to say. A map of Aboriginal Australian nations

We saw a map like this in Primary school. I found it interesting to note how much larger the land for a certain group of people is the more inland you go, generally. Like, you can see how fertile Australia is with this map. Not necessarily agriculturally fertile, but how much more certain tracts of land can support and how desolate it can be in the red centre. Seriously, those areas are huge. The Mardu, Warlpiri, and Wiradjuri nations are comparable in size to, for example, Germany. Not bigger than, but comparable. 

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When the self-represented litigant accuses Gummow J of being a dictator, you know the special leave application is not going well...

MR WILSON: Down in Canberra they have erect the Magna Carta monument. Have you been to see it? You will not answer? Mr Callinan, have you seen it?
CALLINAN J: Look, you cannot really ask me questions, but, yes, I did see it, Mr Wilson.
MR WILSON: Well, this is a two-way thing, you were asking me questions and I am asking you.
GUMMOW J: No, it is not a two-way thing, actually.
MR WILSON: It is not?
GUMMOW J: No.
MR WILSON: You are a dictator, are you?
GUMMOW J: No.
MR WILSON: “You just lay down and I say nothing.”
GUMMOW J: No.
MR WILSON: It is not on.
GUMMOW J: No, you are here to make your submissions on which we then rule.
MR WILSON: Yes.
GUMMOW J: We try to assist you by asking questions so that you can respond to what is on our mind.
MR WILSON: Your job - - -
GUMMOW J: Do not lecture us on what our job is, please.
MR WILSON: Your job is to ensure fairness.
GUMMOW J: No, it is not.
MR WILSON: It is not?
GUMMOW J: It is to apply justice, according to law.
MR WILSON: And what is justice? Justice is the protection of rights and the punishment of wrongs and justice is what I am after. Justice means - - -
GUMMOW J: Justice, according to law.
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