By Pamela Nathan
Farewell to Tracker Tilmouth.
I have known Tracker since 1980 and was very sorry not to be able to make his funeral in Darwin. The last time I saw him was in September 2013 when he came to the ‘Walk In My Shoes‘ town forum, co-hosted by CASSE, with his ‘brother’ Jonny Liddle, Manager of Ingkintja. I hadn’t seen him for many years and we warmly welcomed each other. He spoke up strongly at the forum about the need for economic support and independence in remote communities. I remember him from early days at the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and he used to drop in to see Jonny. Even then he had charisma – a leader in the making – along with striking green eyes, the cheekiest humour and also a kindness despite the adversities he suffered being Aboriginal in a Whiteman’s world. He died too soon and his passing is a huge loss to many people and also to the fight for equality.
May Tracker’s spirit live on.
On the road yesterday to Tennant Creek with Nik, passing the Devils Marbles, to meet with Central Land Council delegates and Attorney General Selena Uibo about youth justice issues and our program Shields For Living Tools For Life. pic.twitter.com/gUG5vXD8Qx