Topics: Culture

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North Coastal - view

sacred sites

Central - view

the power of creating and letting all Aboriginal people dance in their own way, be that traditional or contemporary.

Central - view

The Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs was established to give opportunities to Sydney Aboriginal people: housing and employment, but also a place to meet and develop their own ideas. This led to the purchase of a building on George St in 1964 where they had an art shop, ran dances and concerts and acted as an action planning centre.

South West - view

heritage preservation work through NSW National Parks and with miners

West - view

discoveries of burials

West - view

how spirits visited at her grandmother’s house and the one that escorted her mother: “just looking after” her.

South West - view

Auntie Frances Bodkin , speaking with Karen Maber , tells part one of the story of the lyrebird and how it came to speak all languages.

South West - view

remembering people and events of the past and celebrating what is being brought forward. (Includes footage of the dancing and the march itself.)

North Coastal - view

teaching the men to paint by drawing on their culture and heritage.

North Coastal - view

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

West - view

Uncle Dennis shares their stories and his memories of the individuals and families and the connections between them, giving an insight into what they meant to each other.

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.

South West - view

the many Aboriginal art sites around the Southern Sydney area , many of which she grew up knowing about.

West - view

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

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

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

North West - view

One of her roles is to take Jawun secondees out bush and introduce them to culture and country

North Coastal - view

work in jails teaching art and reveals one of his paintings that tells the story of Tiddalik the Frog

North Coastal - view

land grant given to a non-Aboriginal person in 1813

West - view

it was some kind of sacred ground, even though you can’t see anything