Lest we forget - all who died on country
Arrernte woman Bev O'Callaghan has always cherished the Desert peas that flourish in her garden in Alice Springs. Recently the blood-like colours of the flowers suggested a story to her. When Bev wrote ‘The Legend of Sturt’s Desert Pea’, she was unaware that the flower held ancient dreaming stories across Australia of being a flower of remembrance before the time of colonisation.
Bev uses her story and the commemorative pea flowers to foster understanding and conciliation in schools around the conquest and settlement of our land.
Floral activist Hazel Davies was introduced to Bev 6 months ago after 7 years of Making Peasce . They have now partnered together to help the little pea flower sing its song of truth and hope.
Making Peas/ce aims to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait poeple
to present educational seminar and peaceful public actions
so that 'We will remember them'
all who died on their country.
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