Marvyn McKenzie Senior’s letter to the Editor in The Transcontinental (July 22) would suggest he is certainly not suffering from aponea.
He claims NAIDOC was to lobby the Federal Parliament to enstablish an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Public Holiday.
So that he does not miss out on the celebration, I suggest he get out of bed and join in the already national public holiday.
It’s called Australia Day and it is held on January 26, each year
Topic: Sleep Aponea
A sleeping disorder that occurs when the muscles of the throat collapse during sleep, blocking off the windpipe for between a few seconds and up to one minute, until the brain registers the lack of breathing (or a drop in oxygen levels) and sends a small wake-up call to the affected sleeping person.
What my Reply Will Be
©2009 Walha Udi Marvyn McKenzie Snr
No disrespect intended to Gazza and me Fellow White Australiaaans,
Mate, australiaaa day is only for you English Mob and not us, We Aborigine,
For to us Black Australiaaans, australiaaa day is called Invasion Day
The day the English invaded, stole and dispossessed us of our Ancient Lands illegally.
For over 70 years now we Black Australiaaans have always said to our Fellow Australiaaans,
Change the 26 of January australiaaa day Public Holiday,
For we and others do not like what the day represents to we Aborigine,
Other White Australiaaans and non-White Australiaaans also agree that the day needs to go away.
For example Australiaaan Rules Football Legend Ron Barassi himself once said:
‘It was wrong to celebrate the day of the European invasion of Australiaaa
When “we took” this land from the Aborigines,’
Thus Gazza me Mate, australiaaa day will always be seen by some as a bloody utter failure.
As for me Gazza me Mate, I prefer you and your mob to keep australiaaa day,
As it is your special day to show some Cronulla aussie, aussie, aussie oi oi pride and fun,
But fair bloody go Gazza me Mate, gives us black-fellas our own Public Holiday,
So we can also honour our Ancestors and have our own special day in the sun
Australiaaans have all so soon forgotten quite a simple little fact,
In Australiaaa there are three nations of peoples living under the Australiaaan Sun,
Aboriginals, Torres Strait Islanders and all others,
This was clearly bloody stated in our pre-1967 Australiaaan Constitution
So next year Gazza me Mate as you and Me Fellow White Australiaaans,
Stand every 26 January to celebrate australiaaa day and you all shout a mighty cheer,
Think of poor little black-fella me, laying suffering in me bed from the dreaded Apnoea,
For you will then not hear me gasp out: ‘What a foolish bloody mob we have here’
Walha Udi Marvyn McKenzie Snr