|The emu up among the stars?|
Old Parliament House and noticed an indigenous protest camp across the road named Sovereign City.
Kangaroo vs Emu: The Coat of Arms of Oz?
Sovereign City would be positioned where the number 19 is in the above photo.
I Googled Sovereign City and came upon it's web site, but I landed on a page about a movie called, 'Star Stories of The Dreaming'.
I liked how the Milky Way really does look like there is an emu pictured amongst it, which made me think of the emu on
the coat of arms of Australia.
"The Red Kangaroo and Emu that support the shield have never been designated as official animal emblems of the nation.
They owe their unofficial recognition to the fact that they are native Australian fauna (found only on that continent), and likely chosen because they are the most well-known native Australian animals large enough to be positioned together in scale holding up the shield.
It is often claimed these animals were chosen because neither animal can move backward, only forward – i.e. symbolising progress.
In reality both animals can move backwards, although only infrequently."
What I like about the shot I took in Canberra of the coat of arms right at the top of this post is that the kangaroo and emu are looking at the star...which is meant to be a federation star with seven points, but to me it looks like the animals are looking into the nighttime sky, or space as my friends in the band, 'It's Not Night, It's Space' would tell you.
"Dr Murphy says he has been contacted several times by people interested in the plant’s ability to produce an unusual and illicit psychedelic drug known as DMT.
DMT is associated most commonly with ayahuasca, a powerful hallucinogen used in the Amazon by shamans as part of spiritual practice.
A proposal to amend the federal Criminal Code Act in 2011 to stop the potential production of DMT could have made our national floral emblem illegal to grow or own in Australia."
Even the other coat of arms on Old Parliament House has a mythical unicorn with a horn some shamans say represents the third eye.
|Old Parliament House|
If you take a "trip" to Canberra you might want to bear all of the above in mind?-)
I also like how the Canberra based band , 'The Church' had a big hit with a song about being under the Milky Way.
for free then click on the link below -
Star Stories Of The Dreaming