A group of people from the remote Aboriginal community of Yalata in South Australia is trying to raise funds to travel to Nagasaki, Japan, to gift the city with a sculpture acknowledging their shared history of being victims of nuclear bombs.
“The wind can blow an idea away. But a sculpture holds that idea forever.” Keith Peters, Maralinga Tjarutja Council Chair, said about the project.
Early last year Steven Harrison and Russell Bryant, Aboriginal men from Yalata, travelled to Japan to meet victims of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Allan Clarke is an Indigenous Affairs Reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.