MEMBERS OF the Mordy-Litijus tribe endure another day's oppression in Canberra.
Traditional symbols stress links with the past. This design evokes the annual Moomba ritual, sacred to the Melbourne mob.
Pat Eatock, who taught Andrew Bolt a thing or two, displays a tribal fetish. It is revered as the footwear of a large, emu-like creature some still believe has the power to make everything turn to gold. This belief is fading, and much contemporary research has established the opposite to be the case.
On the sole and hidden from the camera is an enigmatic marking, "Town Mode" -- an incantation that is said to drive away journalists. There is a considerable body of evidence to suggest the spell works.