Author: Sue Gilbey

Posted on: November 17, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0


I gave Claire some words and she put this lovely song together Adelaide Chronicles Song  (Lyrics only) By Claire Gurry  ©2023   Chorus: Adelaide’s Adelaide chronicles, our stories unfold Kaurna Country, long history told Adelaide chronicles, wisdom connections Adelaide chronicles, we’ve futures to grow… Which way will we go?   Verse: Resisting by stitching and poetry, The wonder of plants and bees Dolphins and whales and clean water tales, justice for…

Posted on: October 24, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

we live in scary times

Adelaide born Mike Khizam is a long time anti-war campaigner and advocate for justice for Palestine. He was convenor of the movement against the Iraq War in 1990/91 and convenor of NOWAR (SA) during the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11. He is currently a member of the Australian Friends of Palestine Association executive and its spokesperson. Part 1 of an interesting chat about current affairs in Israel and…

Posted on: October 18, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

history of conflict in Israel

part 1 of a fascinating look at the long history behind Israel and Palestine with local historian Dr David Faber, which has special significance since recent events part 2 is a few minutes of reflection on the futility of war and starts with me saying I’m a subscriber of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot        

Posted on: October 6, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

Voice, Song, Community

Here are 3 songs sung by an Adelaide pop up choir.   The first song, Voice! was written by the wonderful Suze Pratten. In just a couple of hours she taught and lead us to sing 3 songs for the yes vote. They are all songs that will resonate past the 14th of October referendum. Suze is a highly skilled, enthusiastic singing facilitator and performer who is passionately committed to…

Posted on: October 4, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

Unley yes23

An interesting conversation with two passionate supporters of the yes vote Jonathan and Janeen Barker’s compelling argument for a yes. Below is the unadorned text written by First Nations people asking for Australians to come together. ULURU STATEMENT FROM THE HEART We, gathered at the 2017 National Constitutional Convention, coming from all points of the southern sky, make this statement from the heart: Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes…

Posted on: August 17, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

Gonda Perez

Gonda Perez was known as Phyllis Naidoo’s daughter and here from South Africa, Gonda is talking about her and what an amazing woman she was.

Posted on: May 28, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

Sybil Wakefield

Sybil Wakefield was born in Cape Town in 1941, and grew up in District Six, a vibrant, inner city multicultural area for so-called Coloured people. Sybil began her teaching career in Cape Town in the 1960s, and began voicing concerns about the racist education system with the education department.    Sybil’s family lived with the harsh realities of the Apartheid era, the racist laws determining where people of different backgrounds…

Posted on: March 20, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

Irene on Phyllis and Dennis

Anti-Apartheid activist Irene Gale talks about her lifelong friendship with Phyllis Naidoo, and friend Dennis Brutus, how the Gale family arrived in Chicago on the day that Steve Biko was killed, Dennis set up a Steve Biko Memorial Committee at the North Western University (where Jim Gale studied with him as one of his students) and together with many thousands of citizens and student they ended up being able to…

Posted on: March 17, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

ethical events

Three women passionate about the ethics of events. This is an engaging and fascinating conversation and is food for thought about how and what we, as citizens know about event management and it has huge implications. It was recorded at Christie Walk on unceded Kaurna land. The ethical events website, see below and the up coming forum is organised by Melanie Carter, Jane Edwards and Georgia Heath. “We are South…

Posted on: March 11, 2023 Posted by: Sue Gilbey Comments: 0

an expat view of apartheid

I have called Adelaide home for the last 50 years. I was born in South Africa of Scots, English, and probably most significantly, devout but politically-active Irish-Catholic stock (one of my uncles was the progressive and relentlessly anti-apartheid Catholic archbishop of Durban – Archbishop Denis Hurley). My family emigrated to Australia in 1972 to get us all as far away as possible from the military conscription, surveillance, and intimidation of…