Subject: LL:Re:Mr Lorenzo and his Deportation from Australia

Background: A case of reverse racism raised its ugly head when two radical non-white parties (Lorenzo Ervin and the Nyungar elders) started using the Left Link "bulletin board" to publicise their campaign to organise a boycott for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Quote from the home page of the Nyungar people: "The smell of the white man is killing us".

From: "Jim & Yvonne Duffield"
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 14:59:53 +1000 (EST)
Organization: Settler for Aboriginal Australia
Mailing List:
[Lorenzo's Ervin's reply to the Nyungah elders - see message below in red]

Date: 08 Aug 1997 08:49:22
Reply-To: Conference "" <>

Subject: Re: (Fwd) LL:Mr Lorenzo and his Deportation from Australia

To: Recipients of conference <>

From: x342398 <>
Reply-To: x342398 <>

Subject: Re: (Fwd) LL:Mr Lorenzo and his Deportation from Australia

Hello to the Elders of the Nyungah Tribe:

It is with great sadness that I must write you from across the waters, not having been able to enter your lands as an emissary of Black Autonomy International, and I was literally driven out of the country with the police standing two steps behind me, and then told that I was permanently barred from returning to the land the white man calls Australia. I am one person and with the power of the state, the Howard-Hanson racist government, it should have been no surprise that I was finally forced to leave at that time. I had resisted in the courts for sometime, and had even been offered by Indigenous people safety and seclusion in their lands outside of the cities. I chose at that time not to go underground, but I have been a warrior all my life, and swore that I would return, and no barrier or territorial border of the Whiteman will prevent my return. Not only will I personally return, but I will send others from my organization to investigate the condition of your/our people further, will conduct an international conference on the genocide and land theft of the tribes of your country (to which we are asking that you will send a Nyungah) next year, and as I promised you I would begin to conduct the international boycott against the white Austrailian government. This has begun even as we speak. i have set up the Boycott 200O Coalition in those 17 countries which protested my false imprisonment in Australia, and I assure you that many others, white, Black, Asian, Native Americans, Mexican-Americans, and the whole of humankind will hear of your plight, and join you to obtain the birthright to which you are entitled: land and independence.

Your letter is so important because it not only makes your wishes known, but it confirms our statements that an international boycott of these bread and circus Olympic games, on stolen land soaked with the blood of your ancestors, is really the way forward to winning the human rights of the Indigenous people in the land known as Australia.

Lorenzo Komboa Ervin



From: "Jim Duffield" <>

Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 17:09:20 +0800

Subject: LL:Mr Lorenzo and his Deportation from Australia


I received this from the Nyungah Circle of Elders this afternoon, 7th August 1997, from Mr Robert Bropho, and issue it with the authority of the NYUNGAH Circle of Elders:



C/- PO Box Guildford, Western Australia,

Tel: 61 (0)8 9377-1157 ~ 61 (0)8 9377-3350 ~ 61 (0)8 9279-6706
Fax: 61 (0)8 9377-3359

"The Last of the Nyungah Elders who are standing to Save and Protect our Ancient Religion and Culture and Sacred Beliefs in the Land and not take money to sell our Sacredness"

We never had a chance to speak with Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin.

We put our shoulder up against him to support him against the weight that was inflicted upon him by this Australian Government which has stopped him from freely communicating with us.

We, the Aboriginal Peoples ask Lorenzo and his People and Black and Indigenous People throughout the World to ask all Black and Indigenous Athletes not to participate in the Olympic Games in Australia.

We the Aboriginal People ask them to ask all people to BOYCOTT the Olympic Games here in the year 2000.


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