Before I posted the first in this series I told you that I had approached the people responsible for the fence for permission, I then waited a while and went ahead with the post. Well today I got a reply which not only gives me the permission that I asked for but also explains some things that had me thinking. Rather than reitterate what was said I will post the reply I received below as it is expressed more eloquently than my verbosity would allow.
Please take good note of the signee and her title. It restates my pleas for respect. Till Tomorrow
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We have no problems with you photographing our fence, and we appreciate that you have taken the time to take into account any concerns that we may have about what you intend to do. Please be aware, that the art work was done by Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people who were working together on this project. The concept was ours but both Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals contributed to the design. My only regret is that I am not able to give you the names of all of the artists who participated. It would have been more respectful if they could have been acknowledge as contributors of the art work as well. All we ask at this time, is that when you are submitting the photographs, is to express that permission was sought from the Ningy Ningy People of the Redcliffe area and it was granted.