Dear Mr. Simon Pockley:
On June 8th I did receive a response from Mr. Rolf de Heer regarding my inquiry why he did use Thomson's collection instead of Pockley's for the latter is more elaborate, thus close to events associates with the Aborigines' past. In the narrative of Ten Canoes DVD, in a separate chapter, the co-producer, an Aborigine, repeats intentions of the DOO WARAMBOOL, who is an allias of me, Wieslaw Czajkowski, in 1999 suggesting a movie, the PARADISE OF OZEANS, for its first two SCENES implementing that, what Rolf applied into the Ten Canoes. This implementation should be Pockley's but Thomsons'. The DVD does not correspond to what is going on in theaters, for the narrative is omitted, so a viewer does not know the whole story. On DVD it is divided and landscapes of rotating globe hidden in the narrative. The exchange of correspodence with Rolf you will find in this text below, which is self explanatory. Please look also at the DOO WARABOOL and find out how Rolf deprived the PARADISE of its prime intention.
With respect - Wieslaw.
Thank you for the kind words about "Ten Canoes".
I am currently not looking for any new material to direct, as I have a ten-year backlog of my own material, which I much prefer doing.
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 6:11 PM
Subject: ROLF de HEER
Dear Director of Vertigo Productions, Rolf de Heer:
Being in Adelaide in 1999 I did not realize about existence of your company, therefore I missed an opportunity of presentation to you an epic movie scenario about plight of Aborigines in relation to world affairs past, present and future. Many stories have been published in news papers at that time about (Centralian Advocate, Cairns Post, Yamai News etc.etc.) but nothing happened up to this day. The title of the movie would be Paradise of Ozeans, and a diligent searcher may find the scenario on the Internet calling Czajkowski or Doo Warambool. Please respond shortly, and if it be necessary, I will appear in Adelaide again.
With regards - Wieslaw Czajkowski vel Warambool of San Diego, California.
P.S.: The Ten Canoes, which I got from Victoria, is marvelous and the Thomson's part of might be implemented into the Paradise.
Thanks - I have accessed the text of 'Journey To Horseshoe Bend' at your site.
I will certainly let you know if I find any typos. The navigation works fine and this will keep me going for a while.
I saved the chapters as .pdf files and have printed them out.
Thanks once again - I will let you know my progress.
Thanks for replying to my email - with such great news.
I look forward to your notification and the 'release' of Strehlow's text.
If your answer was in the affirmative, which it is, I was going to ask you about 'Songs Of Central Australia'. You have answered that question and I wish you all the best with your work on that and for a speedy recovery from your illness.
The only copy of 'Songs Of Central Australia' I could find cost about $2,500!
Yes, I feel very strongly about the cenorship that has been imposed on his work, for purely political reasons. For one of the greatest anthropological studies to be locked away is just terrible I think and does not do anyone any good.
I have meant for a long time to get hold of a copy of 'Journey To Horseshoe Bend' and when I visited the Strehlow Research Centre site a few years ago I saw that you could buy and/or download the book.
I made a mental note to do so.
But now that I have looked for it again it seems that he research centre does not even have its website still up.
I came across your site and saw the correspondence from the SRC and that you had previously posted the book but have now taken it down.
Any chance that I could get an (electronic) copy from you? The only alternative now seems to be to find second hand copies - which are quite expensive.
It is a shame that Strehlow's lifetime work has been supressed like this.
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This is an amazing story, well-written and exactly reflecting the kind of message I have intended for this text. I am truly happy you have written it as you have. It is sure to inspire, along with the other submissions, many future doctoral candidates and the nature and significance of their research.
Please send me a note giving Routledge permission to publish that I can put in my files, and I'll keep you posted with a draft of your 'chapter' when it is done. (I may add comments from the imaginary audience of real scholars.)
Thanks again for being a part of this important project.
(Unlearning the Language of Conquest, University of Texas Press)
I'm honored and you will be in very good company, I assure you. I went to a website searching for creative folks who had done a web based type dissertation and liked yours the best.
Take a couple of weeks if you need it. I just would like to have it by the end of August at the latest, so your in good shape. Don't hesitate if you have any questions. I'll get back to you with my own if I have them.
I am writing a book entitled, The Authentic Dissertation: Alternative Ways of Knowing, Research and Representation. I would be honored if you would submit a five double-spaced 'story' about your online dissertation, telling why you chose this format, the benefits of this approach as opposed to more traditional research and representation, the barriers you may have faced, etc. Attached is a draft of my Preface and a few sample chapters. (It is written as a dialogue at an imaginary conference.) I need it within 30 days but since it is only 5 pages, this should not be a problem. I also need to know how you want to be introduced. I hope you can join our illustrious group of pioneers! To view my own work please visit my website.
Four Arrows, aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Hi, Dear Simon Pockley:
Why producers of the movie Ten Canoes used collection of Thompson as a motif for their movie instead more immense of yours? And why you do not publish correspondences at your Website in 2007, asks Wieslaw Czajkowski vel Doo Warambool? In previous years I did correspond with you.
Check up, sincerely yours - Doo.
Sorry about that, new email client and I forgot to empty the spam trap and exceeded my quota. Should work fine now.
I really enjoyed your site. Priceless.
We are planning a documentary on the early explorations of the west of Alice and would like to include some quotes and photographs from your family material. The storyline may not be very sympathetic to the white fella (except those who had an understanding of the strength of the culture which existed prior to our arrival, and therefore appreciated it such as FJAP).
My great grandfather was a prospector in Western Australia/SA/NT during the period 1900 - 1960 and he would come to town for weddings and funerals along with his satchel of gold nuggets and tales of walkabout in the desert country. He instilled in me an appreciation of the knowledge and culture of the aboriginals who he greatly respected and from whom he learned to live in the harsh conditions. We'll probably wrap our story around the Lasseter adventure as it adds some elements of interest to all.
Let me know if you are open to such use of some of your material.
The link below is a demo we have just put together for the promotion of the program, feel free to view it http://www.itraustralia.com/waljin/ user name and password are - test
There is no audio in the demo but the program will have audio
ITRA Pty Ltd
I see on your web site that you have a vast arrange of aboriginal traditional images.
At the moment I am producing an online aboriginal awareness package for an aboriginal family from Western Australia and we are in the need of some images to place in certain sections of the program.
What I was wondering is are we able to use some of your images in the program and place your name as the owner of them next to each image and I suppose the big question is are you happy to help us in gathering images that we are looking for
I look forward to your reply Regards
ITRA Pty Ltd
Dear Mr. Pockley:
Would you like to inform me why the movie producer of the TEN CANOES, 2006, claims that Donald Thomson inspired him but not the FLIGHT OF THE DUCKS?
Sincerely - Wieslaw Czajkowski of San Diego, California, being noted at your Website.
thank a lot again,
I am now loading the files onto my comupter and as far as now - everything is ok.
It is not so urgent! I would be happy having all of those photographs till end of Februar/beginnign March - it would be great, so it is not urgent . So I do not anyway to disturb you now, when you are planning to go away. Thank you again, I will wait very patiently for the next photos when you will have time.
thank you very much for this hint. Yes, I know the book and I have looked for it and now I hope to receive it soon.
Best wishes anitta
I'm living in New Caledonia. I would like to know when and were will be the next auction of aboriginal artefacts? Is it possible to participate at the auction by internet ?
Thank's a lot
thank a lot again,
I am now loading the files onto my comupter and as far as now - everything is ok.
It is not so urgent! I would be happy having all of those photographs till end of Februar/beginnign March - it would be great, so it is not urgent . So I do not anyway to disturb you now, when you are planning to go away.
Thank you again, I will wait very patiently for the next photos when you will have time.
Best regards,,br> anitta
thank you a lot for your kindness!
The way you have prepared the photos are very good, the resolution is also just perfect - I have succeded to open both links and to download them, the only problem seems to be that the photo of diggin for water in this higher version I received is slighltly damaged. Could you, please, send it again, along with the other photos?
The Breakfast photo - is very good.
Thank you once again,
my kindness regards,
Thank you very much for your mail and for your acceptance for me to use the photo of Kurt Johannsen digging out for water. I am very glad to have the possibility to present some aspects of his life.
The exhibition's part showing Kurt's life in the Interior will be surely quite different from the other parts displaying mostly the life in South Australia. And as such, I presume it can be also one of the most interesting element of the exhibition. Of course, I will give the wider context to that photo, letting the public know who was Kurt Johannsen, what was his influence on the Australian life, how were the conditions of the life in the Interior etc. I believe, this issue is a separate story in itself. I will be happy if I could get form you the higher resolution version of this photo.
I have tried to 'trace' some other sources who would like to assist me in presenting the Kurt's personality; nevertheless, I have not received any positive answer, yet.
Therefore, I would like to have more requests to you (in Poland there is a saying: 'When you give somebody one finger, he will ask for a whole palm' and I guess, this is my case now ;-) .
I would like to ask you if you would agree that I use the following (or some of) photos, too:
http://www.duckdigital.net/FOD/FOD0172.html - Alice Springs
http://www.duckdigital.net/FOD/FOD0018.html - Johannsens' loaded truck
http://www.duckdigital.net/FOD/FOD0182.html - breakfast at the river bed
http://www.duckdigital.net/FOD/FOD0252.html - unloding the Kurt's truck mission Hermannsburg
http://www.duckdigital.net/FOD/FOD0214.html - Kurt driving
http://www.duckdigital.net/FOD/FOD0297.html - Mc Donnell
http://www.duckdigital.net/FOD/FOD0174.html - gibber desert
http://www.duckdigital.net/FOD/FOD0296.html - McDonnell Ranges at heat
http://www.duckdigital.net/FOD/FOD0267.html - Hermmannsburg donkeys in the shade
I believe they would indeed give a full context, showing some landscapes, giving more details about the life then in the central Australia.
I appreciate your hitherto goodwill and I am very sorry when you find my request too arduous now. I will be more then happy if you still would like to give me within the reach for the exhibition purposes any of those photographs which you will decide.
My best regards,
Do you have that death pointing bone? I'm looking for one made out of kangaroo bone.
Dear Mr. Pockley,
My name is Anitta Maksymowicz, I am a curator at the Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej in Zielona G'ra, Poland. We are just preparing an exhibition which will show the history of German and Polisj emigration to Australia in the middle of the nineteenth century. The migration is from what is today the Lubuska Land - the former borderland of Brandenburg, Silesia and Greater Poland-Posen Province. Today it is known in Polish as Ziemia Lubuska.
The exhibition should record the fate of migrants from localities of: Klemzig (present day Klepsk), Kay (Kije), Langmeil (Okunin) Unruhstadt (Kargowa), Gross Dammer (Dabrówka Wielkopolska), Langhermsdorf (Urzuty), Tschicherzig (Cigacice), Meseritz (Miedzyrzecz), Tirschtiegel (Trzciel), Louisdorf (Lelechów), Schwiebus (Swiebodzin), Bentschen (Zbaszyn), Bomst (Babimost), Zóllichau (Sulechów), Krossen (Krosno Odrzanskie), Grónberg (Zielona Góra), Freistadt (Kozuchów) and many others in the region. We are also interested in the live of their descendants living in Australia.
The exhibition will identify how the immigrants' heritage has contributed to the development of Australian life & culture. As Kurt Johannsen is a gradnson of one of 'our' emigrants, we would like to show his activities and importance for Australia. I would like to ask you about permission for using one of the photos I have found at the duckdigital site: http://www.duckdigital.net/FOD/FOD0205.html Naked Kurt Johannsen digging out... Should you agree for me to use the photo, I would also like to ask for sending me by E-mail as good copy as possible (higher resolution).
The exhibition will take place form 18th May to 26 Aug. 07. I will appreciate your help bery much.
Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej
al. Niepodleglosci 15
65-048 Zielona Góra
tel. (068) 452-74-77, 327-23-45
fax. (068) 324-65-61
Thanks so much for replying. I have found her, she is based in the UK, but still visits Australia,
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