Calling Australians, I have a question!

amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
Yo Aussies, I was just watching an episode of Wentworth Prison and this viewer warning came up before it started, I've never seen it before. Interested to know more about it if you have any knowledge!


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  • DeeDee Adelaide
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Aboriginal_avoidance_practices?wprov=sfti1

    Basically, it’s a cultural practice among Indigenous people to avoid causing more grief to the person’s loved ones. 
    amyja89
  • I have a question for Aussies too....why do you keep living in a place infested with every dangerous thing on the planet?
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    I have a question for Aussies too....why do you keep living in a place infested with every dangerous thing on the planet?
    Because we’re not weenies?
    CretanBullFreiberg
  • Dee said:
    I have a question for Aussies too....why do you keep living in a place infested with every dangerous thing on the planet?
    Because we’re not weenies?
    Who you calling a weenie?


    Ok.  That one is on us. :)
    DeedavemcbFlukesMichelle
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    Dee said:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Aboriginal_avoidance_practices?wprov=sfti1

    Basically, it’s a cultural practice among Indigenous people to avoid causing more grief to the person’s loved ones. 
    Interesting! Does that warning come up a lot on Australian TV?
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @amyja89 It does, but mostly on the public broadcast channels (government funded). It’s not compulsory to do it elsewhere. I think (can’t swear to it) that Wentworth has some government funding, so that may be why they do it, or they could just be being respectful.

    We currently have a conservative government, and the PM before the one we have now was hardcore ultra right wing. I work for a government department and we use this warning on all of our training products, and at the beginning of formal meetings we do a spiel about recognising the traditional owners of the land we are on. The last PM made us stop doing all of that - it’s only come back in since he was ousted. 
    amyja89
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    I have a question for Aussies too....why do you keep living in a place infested with every dangerous thing on the planet?
    Cuz Sydney is beautiful. Downtown Sydney has no dangerous animals. The weather is amazing. Never gets below like 15-18 C in winter. Maybe lower during a real cold spell.

    the people are awesome for the most part. It’s safe and secure. They are diverse and open to all types of immigrants. Work life balance is awesome. Friday’s are like 12pm pub lunch then leave the office at 3-4 to head back out to the pubs. 

    It has amazibg geography. From wine vineyards to mountains to beaches to islands to farms to deserts. 
  • Did this come up in Leftovers season 3 with Scott Glen's story or am I having deja vu?
  • Hatorian said:
    I have a question for Aussies too....why do you keep living in a place infested with every dangerous thing on the planet?
    Cuz Sydney is beautiful. Downtown Sydney has no dangerous animals. The weather is amazing. Never gets below like 15-18 C in winter. Maybe lower during a real cold spell.

    the people are awesome for the most part. It’s safe and secure. They are diverse and open to all types of immigrants. Work life balance is awesome. Friday’s are like 12pm pub lunch then leave the office at 3-4 to head back out to the pubs. 

    It has amazibg geography. From wine vineyards to mountains to beaches to islands to farms to deserts. 
    It's full of Australians, isn't it?  :)
    HatorianFlukes
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  • JaimieTJaimieT Atlanta, GA
    Did this come up in Leftovers season 3 with Scott Glen's story or am I having deja vu?

    I think it did! I was trying to remember what show it was... it must have been Leftovers. 
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    JaimieT said:
    Did this come up in Leftovers season 3 with Scott Glen's story or am I having deja vu?

    I think it did! I was trying to remember what show it was... it must have been Leftovers. 
    I wouldn’t be surprised - I didnt watch much of the last season but from the little I did see, they definitely did their homework on Australian Indigenous culture. 
  • davemcbdavemcb Melbourne
    It definitely was on the start of the episode of the Leftovers from S3 called Crazy Whitefella Thinking. A lot of our government funded programming put this at the start of any show that features Indigenous Australians, @Dee at any of our big events we also do a Welcome to Country ceremony and we aren't a government department but unfortunately the executive doing it tends to do it as fast as possible to get it out of the way. It would be less disrespectful to simply not do it then do it the way we often do. 
    johnnytruantDeeMattyWeaves
  • FlukesFlukes Calgary, Canada
    amyja89 said:
    Yo Aussies, I was just watching an episode of Wentworth Prison and this viewer warning came up before it started, I've never seen it before. Interested to know more about it if you have any knowledge!


    I had this question when I watched it too. I was searching for one of the Australia threads so I could ask, and found that it was already asked.

    It's interesting that the practice isn't really described as superstitious, but rather focused on respect and minimizing suffering for mourners. I like traditions born out of genuine care and sensitivity.
    DeeCretanBull
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @Flukes It’s the least we can do for the indigenous people. And we do do the least. 
    amyja89MattyWeavesken hale
  • MattyWeavesMattyWeaves Mid-State New York
    Dee said:
    @Flukes It’s the least we can do for the indigenous people. And we do do the least.



    At least in America we let them have casinos and oil pipelines in their backyard, and name football teams after them.

    I mean, what else can be done?
    Dee
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