Violence on the Penrith Lakes: Leanne Tobin

Leanne Tobin shares some of the stories from the Penrith Lakes area which has been mined for gravel and sand since the 1880’s as well as blue metal (also used by Darug for axeheads). She tells of massacres of Darug people and discoveries of burials that are not treated with respect and violence to the land. Now she can’t get access to many of the areas she once used.

Keywords: Identity; racism; values; material culture; heritage; change, city; early settlement; pre-settlement; massacres