Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Six) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris (reference links at bottom)
Dhimurru Rangers trying to keep land clean while saving wildlife.
At night she climbs up onto a dock near the Sydney Opera House and waits by one of the docked boats until she changes back.
Figure 1 Sydney Opera House by Peter Samuel 9
In the sky she sees stars in the shape of two serpents and follows their touching tails towards where she hopes the professors Aurora and Oliver Martin live.
She’s thankful it’s nighttime so the pavement is cooler on the soles of her feet. She’s faring better than Marlo who only had on swimming shorts when he changed on Haida Gwaii.
Although she wants to protect Mother Earth she also understands that countries rely on strong economics. It isn’t as easy as saying shut down coal mines and stop using it. There could be technological advances that allow countries to keep or improve their economic situation while decreasing the use of environmentally damaging energy sources. Then there’s plastic. She wonders if Marlo is discovering any solutions.
If factories can be converted to using renewable resources with low to no pollutants than everyday use items such as water bottles can be designed to break down without leaving micro particles that can be ingested and accumulated in plants and tiny animals. She looks into the sky and sees the snake tails glowing. In front of her is an older style townhouse with a number 16 written in bold letters over the lintel of a door with many indigenous symbols. There are too many symbols to count quickly. She wonders if there is a symbol for each of the 500 plus clan groups.
Sydney Opera House background pic by Peter Samuel with Rita Walker body makeup by @amasonart Alannah Mason, model Taylor Norris, picture of model by Dan Watt