Aunty Joan Cooper recalls Gully life

Aunty Joan Cooper recalls Gully life, “Although I always knew I was Dharug, and I knew Digger [her husband] and his family were Gandangara, it wasn’t talked about like that. I suppose it was clear from what we did, where we went … my relatives often made trips to Parramatta and Plumpton while Digger and Nat and the others were always going back down the Burragorang and the Megalong.” Aunty Joan’s daughter, Carol Cooper, “We didn’t talk about ourselves as being from different nations then. We were together back then… I mean we knew we were Aboriginal and all and we called each other sis, brother and coz but there was no division on what nation you were.” Johnson, Sacred Waters, p. 117. See VIDEOS by Carol Cooper