In 2009 the Stop Angela Pamela Campaign cranks up in Central Australia.
A Canadian Uranium mining company has been invited by the NT Labor Government to look into developing an open cut uranium mine just 10 kilometres across the plain from the southern edge of Alice Springs and directly above the desert township’s fragile water aquifer.
Those living closest to the proposed open-cut uranium mine are the residents of the indigenous town camps of Amoonguna, Ndapa, Karnta and Ilparpa.
SRB in collaboration with Luritja and Ararnta leaders from Simon Jungarai Dixon, Christobel Swan and Baydon Williams, together with Cassie Williams, produce a song about the proposed mine in Luritja and Ararnta : ‘Wiya Angela Pamela’. It goes number one on JJJ uearthed in 2010.
Alison Anderson is the first NT parliamentarian to come out against the mine. Soon the NT Labor officially withdraw their support and the proposal is put on ice. The NT Labor lose Government in 2012 and the new CLP Government voice their support for re-starting the proposal.
And we are preparing for a national campaign.
Copies of Wiya Angela Pamela which include a mini-campaign pack and sticker in the sleave are still available.
You can listen here and also download for free.