Ballad of Mount Nardi
©Bruce McNicol 1982
Sixty four arrested, for being in the forest,
Cops and robbers early. Stealin’ from the forest.
Little bit of mischief. Little bit of violence, you know I
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My son and I had just been through three really tough and disruptive years, and we were together again. Materially, I had nothing. He was settled in Grade 5 at Barkers Vale school, and we were living in a shed which someone lent us as he was suddenly sent to live with me.
I would go up to the protest in the daytime, and just be home with him in the evening, 'cause I didn't want to disrupt his life any more. We both went up to Mt Nardi to the camp on Andy Frame's property one weekend, so he could see where I was going whilst he was at school. He'd heard a lot about it!
I wrote the song one evening when I had just heard on 2NCR an interview with Megan James* made the previous evening at the camp.
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