Following Michael Long’s spontaneous and gutsy 658km walk from his lounge room to the Hume Highway and to Canberra last year ‘to see the Prime Minister and talk about indigenous issues’ a whole movement has grown and the symbolism of the act seems to have entered Australian folklore. Michael says it “isn’t about indigenous Australia and white Australia – this is about ALL Australia”; Rosie from Northcote says “So many Australians are with you both in spirit, though we may not be on the road” www.thelongwalk.com.au.
Photo courtesy of Ashley McEwan Menz 2004
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