I become lost in the aboriginal names given to AFL teams for the Sir Douglas Nicholls round of football.

Maybe some first nations peoples are similarly lost in wanting to ‘own’ certain parts of Australia instead of possessing them exclusively? That’s quite a difference! Australia’s original inhabitants once understood that the land was ‘common property’ and couldn’t be justly ‘owned’ by anybody.

As in many other socio-economic areas, instead of reverting to fundamentals and sticking to them, we’ve becoming enmeshed in the simplistic trivia beloved by mainstream media.

Doesn’t the following represent a truer aim? [Yes, I accept that it’s not very likely these days when the commodification of and speculation in land prevails in Australia.]

Sir William Blackstone