Topics: Culture

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Central - view

famous painting, “Judgement by his peers”.

North Coastal - view

cultural connection (with their knowledge of the land and bush foods)

North West - view

Liz Cameron describes the healing techniques she has learned and how they apply to individuals and communities: the importance of healing the person and the community through being on country, artistic process, intimacy and belonging

South Coastal - view

Uncle Greg calls it his “university campus”, because the elders taught him values and how to live – “how to drift with the tide” and “how to be in deep water”. Now, as an elder himself, it is his job to teach about these things. He tells the story from when he was eight and had an encounter with a spirit man who, gently, helped teach him to consider others and not let his anger get the better of him.

West - view

Darug through her mother’s side and Gandangara through her father’s . Dual descendance can cause friction among local communities who want people to be one or the other.

South West - view

These remains have now been returned to Australia and are waiting to be returned to their descendants.

North Coastal - view

land grant given to a non-Aboriginal person in 1813

South West - view

Mt Annan , where men and women had their own places, and how she came by one of her names

South Coastal - view

“In the old days it was the women that used to do all the bush tucker.” Auntie Pamela Young, ranger at Kamay National Park at Kurnell, teaches a group of children the many uses of the Lomandra plant. It can be used for food and for making bandages, baskets, belts, bangles, fly swatters, traps, bookmarks and paintbrushes.

West - view

discoveries of burials

South West - view

skeletal remains and indigenous artefacts that can be identified are returned. “We have been privileged on occasion to be invited to those funerals.”

North Coastal - view

middens, burials, shelters

South West - view

Aboriginal people during early settlement and in recent times have used European fears about quicksand

South Coastal - view

"They taught me how to be Aboriginal.”

West - view

the knowledge and stories that were shared with him need to be taught to younger generations and to Australians in general.

South West - view

Cultural Camps at Cataract Scout Park

Central - view

set up The Aboriginal Legal Service

South West - view

the story of the lyrebird and how it came to speak all languages

South Coastal - view

“This is how they say: read the land.” Auntie Pamela Young , a ranger at Kamay National Park, teaches a group of schoolchildren about the Aboriginal calendar by showing them the acacia wattle flowers. When they bloom the women and girls were taught that the whales were migrating , it was good lobster hunting time and that the medicine on the tree was ready.

South West - view

mother spoke Dharawal language at home