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June 11, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael (Willie) Wallace knew how grim the dungeon in this remote jungle settlement could be. He had been locked in the tiny, tin-roofed jail for drunkenness before. Once, police crammed 27 other aborigines into the four-foot-wide cell. They had no water, no lighting, no toilet, no bedding and no guard. But solitary confinement apparently was worse. Locked up alone on March 29, 1987, Wallace cried for water and his mother.
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June 11, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael (Willie) Wallace knew how grim the dungeon in this remote jungle settlement could be. He had been locked in the tiny, tin-roofed jail for drunkenness before. Once, police crammed 27 other aborigines into the four-foot-wide cell. They had no water, no lighting, no toilet, no bedding and no guard. But solitary confinement apparently was worse. Locked up alone on March 29, 1987, Wallace cried for water and his mother.
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September 25, 2000 | RANDY HARVEY
The opening ceremony for the 2000 Summer Olympics was impressive as a spectacle, even more so for its symbolism. It made a powerful statement that the land belonged to the Aborigines first and would forever belong to them, but that, hand in hand with the more recent arrivals of the last 200 years, everyone can get along. Perhaps that's simplistic, but it's not easy to get really deep when you're hurrying to clear the field for marching bands.
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