- Apr 28, 2004
Well said garcon. I also have little idea of aboriginal culture except what I read and hear on the media.It seems there could be numerous parallels here with Marlion Pickett when he was growing up in his late teens and early 20s... note also Andrew Krakouer as another RFC player who was convicted of assault with intent to cause bodily harm in 2008 and subsequently did porridge in his early 20s.
I hope the RFC continues to support this young man's development both on and off the field.
Me, like all the other guessing pundits out there, do not have have a total handle on Sydney Stack's upbringing and those challenges he has faced in his short life. My apologies to those Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are RFC supporters who have much more than one iota of knowledge about those innumerable cultural and societal challenges their people face, especially for those young men like Sydney Stack and Marlion Pickett etc. before him.
I might add here that we have just watched Tony Robinson's show of 6 episodes of Discover Australia.
That gives a good insight into what has happened, not only to the indigenous Australians but to all Aussies of every ilk.
These programmes should be compulsory subjects in schools for the children to learn a lot about our history, sadly lacking today.