Topics: Culture: South West
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heritage preservation work through NSW National Parks and with miners
skeletal remains and indigenous artefacts that can be identified are returned. “We have been privileged on occasion to be invited to those funerals.”
the many Aboriginal art sites around the Southern Sydney area , many of which she grew up knowing about.
Auntie Frances Bodkin describes how stories travelled across the continent, tracing trade routes
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
Auntie Frances Bodkin explains how Aboriginal science, unlike Western science, has always highlighted the importance of connections
Auntie Glenda Chalker describes her relationship to country
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 .
Glenda Chalker describes hopes to return to traditional fire practices, and the ways that her family are reclaiming other traditional ways
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.
Aboriginal people during early settlement and in recent times have used European fears about quicksand
Cultural Camps at Cataract Scout Park
Auntie Frances Bodkin , speaking with Karen Maber , tells part one of the story of the lyrebird and how it came to speak all languages.
Culture Camp at Cataract Scout Park
Mt Annan , where men and women had their own places, and how she came by one of her names
remembering people and events of the past and celebrating what is being brought forward. (Includes footage of the dancing and the march itself.)
Auntie June lives with many questions about her cultural background, but feels proud
the story of the lyrebird and how it came to speak all languages
mother spoke Dharawal language at home
sites her mother and other relatives took her to and how she feels when she returns to D’harawal country