House no. 208 – Nova Brown Longhurst


convicts scrounging in the dirt

raising railways, pubs and hospitals

while decimating 40,000 years

Of ancient heritage.

This was the Europeans (‘New Native’)

conviction, survival.


Now fibro-houses make way

for factory built bricks,

being bought by the needless

for investment, for some betterment.

While decimating the homes

of the downtrodden, struggling.

This is the ‘New Natives’

discrimination, capital.



pushed back to the beginning.

Time reset, out of sight,

out of mind in the dirt.

Once again left scrounging

in asbestos painted fake-colonnades,

to blanket them in the

run-off from their homes.

Now gentry-fired up on its fumes.

All ablaze with disappearing history.


Migrant hands that built the country

pushed to the side. Only,

dirty hands all look the same.

(Convict conviction on migrant addiction)

Origins disappear, struggles find commonality.

Pushing together the countries

that economized, multi-culturalised.

Spoken words, graffiti streets,

still ringing with history

on Western Sydney’s streets.

Creating 40,000 years of culture

out of disappearance,

and torn down,