Australia’s white indigenous leader Aunty Pauline Hanson has been arrested in far-north Queensland after chaining herself to a tree in the Daintree National Park and demanding land rights “for her people”.
Aunty Pauline (pictured) of the One Nations tribe had to be cut free from a massive bull kauri conifer after several days of protesting the land rights of the white indigenous peoples who make up almost 70 per cent of the Australian population.
Granted bail in Cairns Magistrates Court after being charged with being a serial political pest, Aunty Pauline said she had no problem with the world’s oldest living rainforest being returned to its First Nations custodians in an historic handback ceremony several days ago.
The Eastern Kuku Yalanji people have taken formal ownership of 160,213 hectares of country stretching from Mossman to Cooktown, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park.
“It’s only right that our sacred traditional lands – where we belong on country, on bubu — on land – have been handed black…I mean back,” Aunty Pauline said, speaking in her native tongue of whiny, nervous, fractured sentences and mispronounced words based on an almost total ignorance that makes her so beloved among her peoples.
“But all indigenous Australians – white and non-white – First and One Nations – deserve to have a fair share of these ancestral lands,” Aunty Pauline said.
While she admitted to being of the Bodgieandwidgedigery tribe that lived around the Ipswich area of south-east Queensland and who caught and traded fish and chips to “the white non-indigenous invaders”, Aunty Pauline was confident her ancestors would have also roamed across the far-north Queensland rainforests as soon as British explorers set up camp in the Brisbane region and settlers moved north and had white indigenous children there.
“Why is it that the darki …. I mean the darker coloured indigenous people … always get things handed to them on a platter, when we white indigenous Australians have to beg and borrow and scrape for a fair share of anything,” Aunty Pauline said, adding that there was not a racist bone in her body.
“All us white indigenous coo … I mean coloured lighter… indigenous people want is to be treated equally,” Aunty Pauline said before buying some new chains and locks at Mitre10 in Mossman and heading back up to the Daintree with her Channel 7 film crew.