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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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“I consider it is my obligation to try to keep the story of SIEV X remembered. Because it is an iconic name of a great crime: like Guernica, Oradour, Lidice, Derry, it signifies a criminal action that led to the deaths of very many innocent human beings. We need to remember and try to understand what happened in the sinking of SIEV X, if we are to remain true to our humanity”.

Tony Kevin, former diplomat and author of A Certain Maritime Incident: The Sinking of the SIEVX is speaking in Tasmania.

In Hobart on Sunday 6 March, 2.00pm at Fullers Bookshop, 140 Collins St with an introduction by Senator Bob Brown.

In Launceston on Friday 4 March, 5.15 for 5.30pm at Fullers Bookshop, 93 St John St with an introduction by Steve Biddulph.

1. Urgent request for accommodation

Tony Kevin will be visiting in Hobart from Saturday 5 March until Monday 7 March and he needs a place to stay. Please contact Prue or Kelly by phone (62343510) or email k.madden@anglicare-tas.org.au if you are able to help.

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  1. Paul de Burgh-Day

    March 3, 2005 at 8:55 am

    The courage and determination of Tony Kevin must be applauded. He, more than anyone, has seen to it that one of the most nauseating events in Australia’s modern history.

    There is no question in my mind about the complicity of certain Australians in high places.

    If anything can be niominated as the point where I became ashamed to be an Australian, it was the Tampa and Sieve X episodes. Subsequent events as they unfold have done nothing to heal the wound.

    Oh that I could get to Launceston to shake Tony’s hand!

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