Topics: Culture: South West

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heritage preservation work through NSW National Parks and with miners

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

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

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Auntie Frances Bodkin describes how stories travelled across the continent, tracing trade routes

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Auntie Glenda Chalker discusses the history of known remains from the Appin Massacre of 1816, which some of her ancestors survived and some may not have

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Auntie Frances Bodkin explains how Aboriginal science, unlike Western science, has always highlighted the importance of connections

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Auntie Glenda Chalker describes her relationship to country

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the story of Mirragan, the hunter who chased Gurangatch, the big eel thus creating much the landscape around Sydney. Gurangatch was finally caught at Gulguer, Bents Basin .

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Glenda Chalker describes hopes to return to traditional fire practices, and the ways that her family are reclaiming other traditional ways

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tells of traditioinal stories that teach of the near and distant past . She also explains the differences between D’harawal peoples depending on which waterways they are most connected to, yet how they are all linked by these waterways.

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

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Cultural Camps at Cataract Scout Park

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

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Culture Camp at Cataract Scout Park

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

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

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Auntie June lives with many questions about her cultural background, but feels proud

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

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mother spoke Dharawal language at home

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sites her mother and other relatives took her to and how she feels when she returns to D’harawal country