The Circle & Community


Having been born in New Zealand with its rich indigenous culture and traditional values, I have always been fascinated by history and other cultures.

Here in Australia, I’m particularly interested in the fact that Aborigines have a special relationship with the circle which to them symbolizes and resembles  many features in the natural world.  For example, planet earth, the sun and the moon are all round.

The circle also represents equality; when people sit in a circle, no one member is elevated above another.

In a world characterized by so much competitiveness, individuality and isolation, traditional cultures, in particular their models for community, have much to teach us, specifically how we can best move forward and keep our eyes open to what really matters.