As published at UQG20.com
In 2014, I took part in a Work Integrated Learning program covering the G20 Leader’s Summit in Brisbane. Indigenous groups from across Australia have set up camp in West End’s Musgrave Park in preparation for the seven-day-long protests against the G20 Leaders Summit. Musgrave Park, located mere metres from the G20 hosting venue, is and always has been a sacred meeting ground for Indigenous communities in Brisbane. The protests will aim to draw local and international attention to a variety of Indigenous issues in Australia.
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Darren Williams enjoys a cup of coffee, awaiting the storm.
The first camp tent.
Protesters corroborate around the ceremonial fire.
An Aboriginal flag flies from a tree about the fire.
Indigenous community leader Sam chats to the police as they come to investigate the campsite.
Aunty Patrica Leavey looks out over Musgrave Park.
Although there is much work to do, Matt and Darren can still enjoy some downtime.
Indigenous leader Wayne Wharton, affectionately known as ‘Uncle Coco’, hopes to attract attention of issues affecting Indigenous Australians today.
Soon, this deserted park will be filled with protesters from all around Australia.