Liddle resigns as chairman of Lhere Artepe


Michael Liddle (pictured), who is also the deputy chairman of the Central Land Council, has resigned from his position of chairman of the local native title organisation, Lhere Artepe.
He says its board of directors “got too involved with the day to day running of the office as Lhere Artepe is still recovering from tumultuous events under the previous administration” (google this site).
Mr Liddle says under the circumstances “I had to resign as a matter of principle.
“I am disappointed that I have had to make this decision.
“Whilst I remain one of the directors of the corporation, it now has no permanent chairman to lead it through this difficult stage, a role that I was happy to perform.”


  1. I am sad to hear that you are resigning due to “the board of directors” getting too involved with the day to day runnings of the office. This is not their job and the sooner someone stands up to them and tells them this, then and only then can this organisation move forward, until then this group will remain the same and blind Freddy can see that this group will eventually dissolve due to everyone on the board wanting to be Chiefs! Good luck to you my brother, you did the best that you could. I wish you well, Coom.

  2. It is a shame that someone with progressive insights into what it takes to run an Aboriginal organisation such as Lhere Artepe, as well as having cultural knowledge and understands lore has been run out of the organisation because of the “Old guard” that have no real concept on either. It’s disappointing someone like Michael has resigned and it is dark days again for Lhere Artepe. Hopefully, the other directors see the error of their ways …

  3. How very sad … not. Lhere Artepe was formed by the Real TOs of the Antulye region for the people by the people.
    Our elders with cultural status are the ones who made their decision for the next generation to make the right choice.
    Arrernte people have the right to make decisions about Arrernte people’s interests.
    Arrernte people are the most dispossessed people in Alice Springs, because our land is being sold off by wrongful people.
    Wrongful people who have no cultural status and those who practice cultural corruption. That truth will be revealed.

  4. Come on Kemarre, rip your mask off and reveal who you are (bet ya can’t)! I look forward to the challenge Kemarre, face to face not through a reading where you cowardly have potshots to reveal your frustration caused by your lack of ability to properly explain your baseless gossiping opinions.

  5. Hahaha did I truly hit your nerve? Nah, I got better things to do with my time. The truth really hurts, why you carrying on for, you no longer the Chairman of Lhere Artepe why you getting all defensive about. Oh, by the way … a big congratulations to Maurie Ryan and Francis Kelly.
    See it goes to show, you are not superman. Have a nice day. I know I am.

  6. It’s always entertaining to see your messages ‘Kemarre’. I love how you talk about having “cultural PHDs,” in effect comparing yourself to the old people who looked after this apmere in the proper sense before white people came to central Australia. To this I may say, the comparison is laughable. The fact is that without someone like Michael, or other leaders with political and cultural know-how, people like you will run an organisation like Lhere Artepe into the ground because of your petty games and self destructive ways.

  7. And may I also remind you that Lhere Artepe was a result of the native title claim over Alice Springs township. Mparntwe estate was supported by the interest of Irplme and Ntulye for the combined goal of achieving land rights through white law. Mparntwe country is supported by the two other estates. Just remember that, “kemarre”. There would be no native title without the claim by the rightful TOs for Mparntwe country, who have been supported by evidence given to TGH Strehlow in the 50s. Are you saying you know more now, then what those old people did back then?

  8. Hey Kemarre, you haven’t pinched my Kryptonite have you? It’s missing. It’s not good for people with mental issues.

  9. To: Perrulle and Michael Liddle,
    I’m in the middle of my research right now. Thank you for being concerned about me. Very interesting video I’m viewing at the moment. You might know this one, it’s called “The Changing Race”. I will get back to you with my replies. Goodnight for now, hope that bed bugs don’t bite 😉

  10. Aha! Well let me know if you need a copy of “A Changing Race” (not “the”). That documentary should make things very clear to you. If you need “research” then perhaps big noting your cultural know-how on here is contradictory? Good luck though!! 😉

  11. No thank you Perrurle. I have my original copy I ordered with the original footage. I am big noting myself about my cultural heritage and strong language background. I grew up out in the bush with my families and learnt everything about my land, stories, language and the family kinship connection to country.
    Unlike you who grew up in a suburban town of Alice Springs and chose to live like a white person and not have anything to do with full blood countrymen.
    I bet you say the simple greeting words in Arrernte! People like you think you know it all cause you think you speak two or three words in Arrernte. Ayenge Angkentye Arrernte Angkeme, unte-me Anthenhe-le Angentye Akaltye-irreke.

  12. Arrangkwe Arrernte angkeme! We don’t need to write in Arrernte ‘Kemarre’ because as you and I know, not many people can read our language and I’d like to show everyone how foolish you’re continually being in your posts!
    You know everything? So you’re a tracker, and can navigate at night through traditional astrology (ill translate astrology if you need?).
    You would compare your knowledge to the ingkatas of the Arrernte people from the 1870s? If you know everything about land and stories then how come your not running Lhere Artepe? It needs a good leader at the moment, the position is vacant!
    I don’t come on here talking about my cultural knowledge as I believe truly wise people never stop learning … and as others have tried to tell you previously, this is not the forum. Your comment in Arrernte saying you talk Arrernte while I don’t bother to learn, or basically that I know nothing shows again how off track you are.
    So give us a straight answer, how does your ranting and raving on this site accusing every person (not just me) of having no knowledge and growing up “white” justifying your means? What are you hoping to gain? You have continuously accused everyone who has a problem with your comments of the same things “growing up in town, not having anything to do with full blood people” etc.
    Can you give the Arrernte people who read this some clarity on what Lhere Artepe needs going into 2013 and beyond? How are we going to protect culture, have our language spoken for generations to come, and ensure the health and well being of our kids? How will Lhere Artepe become the major stakeholder it should be in this town? How will we protect our Ameke-meke sites?
    Ill tell you how we will not. By having bitter, worthless, online fueds with people such as yourself who have no interest in progress, but would rather see us fight and argue with each other. Thank you for blessing us with more of your mindless brain spasms.
    Kale mwerre.

  13. “Arrangkwe Arrernte Angkeme … need I say more? If you cannot speak it why copy from a dictionary?

  14. Kemarre, you have changed the goal posts again. Read the headline to this article. You’re focus on language now and inability to be answerable has left a stench of desperation on this conversation. Do you plan on being accountable or do you take pleasure in portraying yourself so foolishly? I’ll happily wrap this up, but just a message to the wide audience of Arrernte people and others reading this. Read the entire conversation. People like Kemarre are a sad reflection of the negativity that exists in our community, and are a true reflection of where Arrernte people are at today. If we want Lhere Artepe to be a prominent, respected organisation in Alice, these “types” need to step aside. It shows us the kinda of crap a chairman has to deal with trying to get the organisation back on its feet.
    Vote yourself off the island Kemarre, hate will rot your guts 😉
    Game, set, match Perrurle.


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