Mass Murdoch: “Park’s ‘sacred fire’ extinguished”

[Publisher’s Note: Just received this news item from News Corp. Don’t believe it, they are winding us up, the sacred fire never goes out! — Ian Curr, 6 Nov 2014]

Musgrave Park’s indigenous sacred fire put out by fire crews

The sacred fire has been a fixture in Musgrave Park for several years.

The sacred fire has been a fixture in Musgrave Park for several years.

FIRE crews have put out a sacred fire in Musgrave Park this morning (6 Nov 2014).

Brisbane fire crews were called to the South Brisbane camp site, where indigenous Australians have started gathering in anticipation for the G20 Summit, and extinguished the fire.

One man who had travelled to the park in West End told 612 ABC Radio he would not leave the park.

“The significance of the fire is a spiritual one,” he said.

“Those men and whoever appointed those men to come and extinguish that fire is lacking in their spiritualism.”

He said the Aboriginal community used the fire to get a sense of unity.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokesman confirmed fire crews had been called to the site after reports of an “unattended” fire.

The incident comes after Aboriginal groups were shut-out of their meeting place, Jagera Hall, this week.

From http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/musgrave-parks-indigenous-sacred-fire-put-out-by-fire-crews/story-fnii5v6w-1227114281508

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