The Voice

Another Landmark Kidnapped

The closure for a week of Mount Tibrogargan (above) and nearby Mount Beerwah, like Ayers Rock and Mount Warning and so many other special places now permanently closed to the public on racial grounds, has more to do with politics than culture. If indigenous culture were the issue, what respect has ever been given to the old men of Uluru, who grew up around the Rock and were either indifferent to tourists ascending the summit or, like Tiger Tjalkalyirri, actively encouraged visitors to climb.

At Mt Warning security guards now stop all but one particular group of local Aborigines setting foot on a landmark that formerly belonged to all Australians. Yet those with the closest historical affinity to the mountain, the shunned Ngarakbal people, who support public access, has been ignored for more than 20 years by woke bureaucrats more interested in making life easier for themselves than protecting the nation’s heritage. Look at it through the eyes of a city-bound public service pencil-pusher: a closed mountain means no more safety issues, no more rescues, no more outlays to maintain walking trails. Like Yes, Minister‘s hospital with no patients, a mountain with no walkers is perfection itself.

As I said, it’s not about culture and never has been. It’s about the power of favoured minorities to control the rest of us and the incapacity of the bureaucracy to say ‘no’ to unreasonable — indeed, insane — demands.

Non-indigenous Australians have been slow to realise the full extent of the campaign to delegitimise them by the so-called “progressive“ political players who now control much of our public sector and government. These seat-polishers in their air-conditioned offices have embraced post-modernist concepts of race, gender, identity and melded that toxic woke cocktail with a truly weird respect for animism; taken together these factors trump history, science and what should be democracy’s most revered concepts, freedom of speech and freedom of movement. Pragmatism in managing our national parks has been replaced by impossible zero-harm safety targets that close bush walking tracks and restrict movement to carparks and paved trails. Coupled with over-regulation, environmental alarmism, myth and superstition, all this has been happening  under our very noses. If you’re a regular visitor to our national parks, when was the last time you saw a ranger actually looking after the place? When the bushfires come again, as they will and always do, bear in mind the cool-season preventive burns that weren’t done because officials were too busy placating spirits and closing off trails.

The time is long overdue for long-silent Australians to stand up for our common ideals. If we don’t raise a fuss, we risk being locked out of so many wonderful things. Uluru has already been snatched, likewise Mt Warning and, in Victoria, much-loved Grampians climbs are now off limits. I would argue that our unique landscape has helped forge the national character. It is bureaucracy that is now the threat to that heritage, meaning silence gives consent to the obscene idea that some groups of Australians are more Australian, more worthy of deference, than others.

The “temporary” closure of Mount Beerwah, highest peak in the Glass House Mountains National Park, and to Mount Tibrogargan could easily be declared permanent if enough people don’t protest. In South Australia the highest point in the Flinders Ranges, St Marys peak, remains under threat of a permanent ban. Access for rock climbers in the Grampians is a complete shambles, and we may see further areas there closed off to both climbers and hikers.

The omens are grim, especially if the Voice gets up. To quote Prime Minister Anthony Albanese “it would be a brave government that ignored the advice”, with clues in Western Australia as to how much further the indigenisation of landmarks, national treasures and even private property will go — just take, for instance, the recent state legislation awarding Aboriginal consultants a determining say on the disturbance of any ground of more than 1100 square meters. Already they can ‘advise’ — forcefully, insistently and with the full backing of the law — on the danger dams represent to the contentment and survival of “water spirits”.

To those who can climb Tibrogargan this week, I urge you to do so. The best way to send the message that Australia belongs to all Australians is to let your feet do the talking.

Marc Hendrickx is geologist. He blogs at Right to Climb


19 thoughts on “Another Landmark Kidnapped

  • Paul W says:

    I clicked on the link about the water spirits. It took me to an ABC article. What a shocking article, filled to the brim with Aboriginal motifs. You wouldn’t even know it was Australia – you’d think the Aborigines were literally being invaded right now. This isn’t how a mature nation behaves.

    Bushwalking and connecting to the land are fundamental to Australian nationality – but the problem is that there is no such thing any more. It’s been more than a generation since Australians took that even remotely seriously.
    There doesn’t seem to be any kind of movement to change that and so the train of multiculti and Abonationalism will continue to our detriment.

    The culture war is real and the Australian people have been betrayed by their own government. We need to start creating materials for home schooling and personal education to create an alternative narrative. It is urgent.

    • Daffy says:

      Some years ago I suggested to a campaigner for rational climate understanding (that is, there is no emergency) that his organization would be better placed if it prepared teaching kits for both primary and high school pupils (ah, I love that old word, cause they ain’t ‘students’). The reply I received was that children should be able to do their own research, if they are interested enough!

      This betrayed to me a complete misunderstanding of the politics of climate, and the tactics of Gramscites: if you win the kids, you win the next generation, and probably their parents as well. Our ‘think tanks’ might give consideration to developing such teaching kits on current issues as a matter of course.

    • Citizen Kane says:

      ‘…This isn’t how a mature nation behaves.’

      Indeed, but as Mark has pointed out, this is what manifests when the post-modernist paradigm reigns supreme – its where reason, logic and empiricism go to die!

    • pmprociv says:

      You’re not wrong, PaulW! The ABC article says: “. . . a registered Aboriginal heritage site where the Thalanyji people believe the water serpent Warnamankura lives. Warnamankura created the river, according to Thalanyji belief, and still travels up and down it to protect the country. Traditional owners feared the weirs could kill the water serpent spirit in the river.”

      And these folk drive around in vehicles, fly in planes, live in modern houses with all the mod cons, avail themselves of modern electronic telecommunication and entertainment services, expect modern medical care, yet come up with this tripe! Talk about a blatant, political power grab. What a farce.

  • Katzenjammer says:

    Mount Yengo in the lower Hunter region has been closed for a few years.

  • ianl says:

    >” … post-modernist concepts of race, gender, identity and melded that toxic woke cocktail with a truly weird respect for animism”< [part-quote from Marc H in above article]

    FTF … feelz trumps factz.

    Because it's easier than factual thinking, and women like it.

    Uluru (aka Ayers Rock) is an inselberg, of which there are quite a few around the globe. Animism not, but the true value of this outcrop is the insight it allows into deep time – how long did it take for erosion to level the surrounding strata envelope down to it's current RL while the impregnated mineralogy of that particular piece of rock remained more resistant ?

    • Botswana O'Hooligan says:

      Mount Augustus in WA is over twice the size of Ayers Rock and not many people know about it but given the laws about supposed sacred land that came into force in WA a few days ago, Augustus is also bound to be a goner sooner rather than later.

  • STD says:

    Won’t be long till the Harbour Bridge falls to the Labor led indigenous agendas.

    • Jackson says:

      Whatya talkin’ about, STD?
      Step One is already done and dusted: A massive “aboriginal” flag now flies proudly alongside the national flag above the Bridge. This is to the shame of the Perrottet government, which was so beholden to the Woke Zeitgeist that it thought the only controversy over the decision to permanently fly the “aboriginal” flag was the $25M price tag, not the symbolism of having the flag there at all, let alone flying it at the same height as the Oz flag.
      So, you are right, STD, but in the past tense. Once this kind of symbolism takes hold (and it has already, across our sleeping nation), the momentum becomes all but unstoppable – until we wake up! Good on Marc Hendrickx and Quadrant for fighting on.

      • STD says:

        Great point Jackson, the bridge has fallen and been taken by the left progressive political agenda – the undemocratic peoples voice.
        Furthermore the Australian flag is already in the throes of being supplanted by the Aboriginal flag which is the actual flag of indigenous Labor- the petard of the Australian Communist Party.
        As mainstream Australia recedes culturally and declines demographically into the margins of oblivion due to increased rates of immigration tied to the leftist orthodoxy of multiculturalism,eventually there will come a point at which the majority of the new voice of Australia won’t recognise or for that matter care for the significance of the cultural ties to that overtly racist Australian flag (that by the way has ushered in all of Australia’s mass migration)or history of yesteryear.
        I hazard a guess that when it is quietly removed from service there will be barely a Multicultural whimper.
        As a result of being hoisted outside local council chambers, State parliament’s, the Harbour bridge and many other places besides; the ‘Oceanic’ regional (formerly known as Australia) demographic population of globalist Australian (Oceania) citizenry will be familiar, comfortable ,non fussed and at ease with itself superficially (disloyally) enough to accomodate what they have always and only recognised as a flag that recognises the first principles of cultural racism colour, race and diversity as well as equality and equity that are the blocks, the very building blocks of multiculturalism with monocultural guilt under the political stealth of Socialism.
        The push to the democratic state of communism where only the political elite will accorded a say (VOICE)and voter status, as with the Chinese system -by that point China and political world governance (pure cultural and political Communism) will then be very close at hand.

  • padraic says:

    The Green/Labor governments closing down alleged Aboriginal sacred sites access to bush walkers and climbers does not stop them closing religious based health facilities in Canberra as someone pointed out in a letter in The Australian. Such communist hypocrites, sitting in their air conditioned offices and out of touch with the average Australian whom they despise. Those of us who bush walked a lot and slept out for days at a time in the bush as I did with my sons to teach them bushcraft also have a special relationship with our land, more so than many urban Aborigines, as do my farming friends whose families have lived on and worked the land and preserved it for generations.

  • Michael Lodewyk says:

    Perhaps the VOICE will help the culturally affected to ban aircraft overflying Mount Tibrogargan ( what was it’s whitefella name?).


    I climbed Tibrogargan in the days when Australia was for Australians. Now it appears that Tibrogargan is for the exclusive use of around three percent of of the population. Yet more racial discrimination, yet another boost for destructive apartheid. And now I sadly exclaim: Poor bastard my country!

  • Paul W says:

    Glasshouse mountains.

  • Citizen Kane says:

    ‘Now it appears that Tibrogargan is for the exclusive use of around three percent of the population.’

    66% of which have no distinguishable aboriginal heritage.

  • Dallas Beaufort says:

    Climate Changes over regulation right down to a Sparrow Fart.

  • pmprociv says:

    But why stop with these piddly rocky outcrops? Some of the densest Aboriginal populations lived on the sites of present east coast CBDs, including those of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne — which no doubt sit on a plethora of “sacred sites”. Isn’t it time they were closed down to Whitefella intrusion?

  • Sandra Worrall-Hart says:

    Thank you Marc. And enjoying your informative blog.

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