March 2018

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Native Title

By Brenda Saunders

The currawongs have come to breed, 

feed on flowering gums in our park. 

Each year they strut about, stand firm 

against  invaders crossing their path.

Teach their young the songs to hold 

old nesting sites, reclaim land rights 

over territory, reduced to a square 

of grass framed by cars and bitumen.