Learning Gundangara country: Janny Ely

Aunty Janny Ely could see that the many Aboriginal sites around the Bardens Creek area were not being well cared for by National Parks and Wildlifetrail bikes had destroyed bush and some sites, houses built too near – so in 1985 she mapped all the sites and put in a blanket land claim for them. The claim got up.

Keywords: Identity; values; land rights; land councils; material culture; heritage; political activism; change, city