Topics: Culture: West

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Darug woman, Leanne Tobin , shows three of her paintings and describes their meaning and purpose

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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.

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

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Stonecutter’s Ridge , a large Aboriginal site where silcrete was mined and traded since long before white settlement. He also explains how stone tools were made and the uses of different kinds of stone. Uncle Gordon is also in charge of a local reburial.

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

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Currently Chris works as a cultural interpreter for NSW National Parks . For Chris Tobin, his identity gives him heritage, responsibilities and a deep sense of belonging.

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story teller explains that it is not just entertainment, there is a teaching in it as well. He goes on to play the story of the joey who couldn’t jump the fence on the didgeridoo.

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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.

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discoveries of burials

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

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some of the other men could speak and understand some language

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The Duck River Basin in the Silverwater area used to be a meeting place for trade.

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being shown sites at Penrith.

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He wants to see Darug people in charge of Darug land

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Uncle Gordon Morton speaks of his work with archaeologists to preserve artifacts

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Uncle Neddy , who cared for him and shared old stories and knowledge with him and his mother

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information discovered about the movement of Darug people and local art sites.

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Leanne Tobin explains how her Darug identity informs her relation to country

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