He studied and learned their language. Gradually, Robert grew to understand and love the culture and loving spirit of the Aboriginal people, their relationships with each other, their lore and law, their physical connection to all of Nature and their deep spiritual connection to all things, beyond time and space. He began to question the wisdom of the governmental assimilation policy at Cundeelee. With growing dissatisfaction at being involved in the assimilation program of Aboriginal children, produced an important change.
In addition, and in order to finance the hostel and his family, for six years, Rob worked full time as an Elementary School teacher, helped to manage the hostel and, at the same time, he began his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Australia, majoring in Anthropology and Psychology. From until when at age sixty he retired from full time teaching, Robert lectured in Anthropology, at the Western Australian Institute of Technology, later named Curtin University of Technology, in Perth.
During this period in his life, Robert maintained his relationship with the people of Cundeelee through return visits to the desert.
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During university vacations, he often took groups of his students to spend a week, living in the camp, and thus provided an opportunity to his tribal people, to reverse roles and teach the white students. In Robert graduated with a Ph.
There, his world view was enlarged through studies in Sociology, including Death and Dying, Marriage and the Family, and to his great delight, the Pueblo Indian people. The marriage ended in Robert began keeping a detailed journal of his activities and adventures in , a habit which he maintained for the rest of his life.
He donated his journals to the West Australian Battye Library to be used by future researchers. The journals provide a wealth of insights, wisdom and knowledge that is only available from someone who has the deep, integrated experience from within indigenous culture and a love for the discovery of life. In October, , Robert married Gayle Mills, whom he met while lecturing at OBU a few years earlier and who had studied Sociology in some of his classes.
Their relationship, which lasted thirty-six years, until his death, grew into a Onesoul experience. Quick-witted, and with an indomitable and sometimes wicked sense of humour, Robert was also the ultimate romantic and Gayle brought out the poet and cheek in him. Right up until the time of his death, Robert penned many, many romantic poems for Gayle, enough to fill a book.
He worshipped her, and the fire of his love for her never dimmed. Gayle reciprocated fully, not with poetry, but with deep commitment and enduring passion.
That is until she learns that his search for her was no mere coincidence. Calla sets off on her own, taking the Travel Glasses with her. Torn between searching for her estranged father and reuniting with the rest of her family, she tracks down the inventor of the Travel Glasses in hopes of discovering more about Valcas' past and motivations. With Valcas hot on her trail, Calla hopes to find what she's looking for before he catches up. The Call to Search Everywhen is a serial series of novel-length installments.
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