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Zappa
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quote:
Originally posted by Lothlorien:
Huia, I think it must be for all time as programs mention it at start and the people are gone years before. I thought most people knew of it here, but I see his name in print etc.

I will ask someone in family with Masters degree in Indigenous Social Poliices. Perhaps more accurate than my knowledge.

Edited to add: It seems that offence is given by naming not only to the deceased but also to living .

This interview addresses the question of how to avoid cultural errors in referring to Yaku-miriw the musician, and also the circumstances that have taken him from sight.

"Long grass" is a reference to living rough, literally sometimes amongst the long grass (often two metres high*) of the Territory. All else is self-explanatory I think.


* I have a photo or two of my 4WD dwarfed by the stuff.

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Lothlorien
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Thank you for that.

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Huia
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That was incredibly moving - thanks Zappa.

[Votive] for the family and friends,

Huia

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Leorning Cniht
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I have encountered the music of the musician, known for playing the guitar upside down, on a number of occasions. He sung in his native language, which I do not speak, but his tone carried such depth and emotion that it didn't seem to matter.

May his memory endure. [Votive]

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Ethne Alba
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Zappa thanks, i had no idea....( about so much)
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Lothlorien
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Betty Cuthbert, the Olympic athlete, has died at 79. Basicaslly untrained for years, she won four gold medals but had suffered for years from multiple sclerosis. At Sydney Olymocs in 2000, she was pushed onto the arena in a wheelchair carrying the torch by Raelene Boyle, another Aussie athlete, a cancer survivor.

[ 06. August 2017, 23:44: Message edited by: Lothlorien ]

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Jengie jon

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Robert Hardy for me Seigfried from All Creatures Great and Small. Your mileage may well vary given his roles

Jengie

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Brenda Clough
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Barbara Cook, the Broadway soprano, is gone. She originated the role of Marian the Librarian.

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Joan Rasch
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Remember before God,

Richard III, King of England

and of those who fell on Bosworth Field,

having kept faith, 22 August, 1485.

Loyaulte me lie.

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Pigwidgeon

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I do hope Richard III is finally at peace now that he has been suitably put to rest.

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Doc Tor
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God speed, Brian Aldiss, who I never got to meet, written by Chris Priest, who I have.

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Zappa
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I meant to post this the other day, but the archetypal 1960s kiwi male had headed off for a beer with the boys in the sky

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MaryLouise
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For those of us who have some interest in biblical studies.

Bruce Malina (1933-2017) has died, a scholar who introduced Mediterranean cultural anthropology into NT studies. I've only read his The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology and I'm sure others would be better placed to comment on his work.

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Lamb Chopped
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Oh drat. [Waterworks]

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Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

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no prophet's flag is set so...

Proceed to see sea
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Jerry Lewis, the rubber faced hilarious comedian. Loved him as a kid.

In the name of the Father and the Son, and into the Hole He Goes!

Ha yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk. Heaven gets a laugh for sure

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Eigon
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I put a display of Brian Aldiss books on the counter of the bookshop where I work (we call it the Desth Spot, because we display books by or about anyone who's just died there) - only to be asked; "Is he a local author?"
"No, he's just died. I was lucky enough to see him at the London World SF Con."
"Oh - does he write science fiction then?"
Sigh.

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Brenda Clough
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Oh dear, that's sad.
A quite noted British SF critic was asked by Nature magazine if he would write an appreciation of Aldiss. He was up for it, until he learned that Nature was expecting him to do it gratis.

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Uncle Pete

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quote:
Originally posted by Joan Rasch:
Remember before God,

Richard III, King of England

and of those who fell on Bosworth Field,

having kept faith, 22 August, 1485.

Loyaulte me lie.

I thank you. To my shame I forgot (see my avatar)
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MaryLouise
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Just saw that the controversial radical feminist writer and activist Kate Millett (Sexual Politics, Flying, Sita, The Looney Bin Trip) has died at the age of 82. One of those who helped define second-wave feminism.

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Piglet
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He may not have been much known outside musical circles, but the composer Derek Bourgeois, who wrote the incidental music to the television series The Barchester Chronicles, and was D's composition tutor when he was at Bristol in the 1970s, has died aged 75.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

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Bishops Finger
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Stanislov Petrov, who may well have saved the world from nuclear war, died in May, aged 77:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41314948

RIPARIG.

One can only hope and pray that such men of sense still exist...

IJ

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Piglet
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Absolutely, BF - it looks as if the world could really do with someone like him at the moment. [Eek!]

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