The Katoomba dividing line: Carol Cooper

“Turning against each other.” Auntie Carol Cooper is 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. “I don’t care,” says Carol. “I love my mum and I love my dad and I’m not going to change or…pick between either one of them.”

Keywords: Identity; values; heritage