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Ocean Talks: Aboriginal Perspectives of Sydney Harbour

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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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How well do we really know the history of Sydney Harbour? Four leading multi-disciplinary Aboriginal art and cultural practitioners take you to the waters of Sydney Harbour as you may have never seen it before. *(see below).

Speakers will discuss their many and varied ways of interpreting Sydney Harbour’s rich Aboriginal history and the cultural connections that remain today. They will share insights into the first fully operated Aboriginal circumnavigation of the Australia, giving voice through art, maintaining cultural legacies, and Aboriginal digital mapping.


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Shane PhillipsShane Phillips is the fulltime CEO of the Tribal Warrior Association, a non-profit organisation directed by Aboriginal people and Elders. Tribal Warrior Association is the only fully Aboriginal-run cruise operation on Sydney Harbour. Running harbour tours from their boat the Mari Nawi (Big Canoe), people hear stories of the Gadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal people of Sydney Harbour and learn the Aboriginal names and meanings of significant Sydney landmarks, before stepping ashore on Be-lang-le-wool (Clark Island, National Park).


Nadeena DixonNadeena Dixon is a Wiradjuri, Yuin & Gadigal (Dharug -Boorongberigal clan) Indigenous multi-disciplinary artist. Her works incorporate print making and multi-platform production including photography, animation, video, editing, sound, and webpage design. She is recognised as a Master Weaver in Indigenous Cultural Traditions. Nadeena’s cultural practices include dance, song, language, songwriting, contemporary theatre storytelling, and contemporary ceremony, and she is an experienced guitarist, singer and performance artist. .

Emily McDanielEmily McDaniel is an independent curator, writer and educator from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation in central New South Wales. In January 2018, she launched the world premiere of Four Thousand Fish, a site-specific, large-scale art project for Sydney Festival. Emily has been conducting extensive research around Indigenous use, occupation and histories of Sydney Harbour and surrounding areas.

Brett Levy Brett Leavy hails from the Kooma people from country between St George and the Cunnamulla region, on the NSW / Queensland border. Brett is passionately interested in his culture, history and community, listening to and recording the stories of knowledge holders and gathering oral histories of First Nations people across Australia.

Through his digital mapping and virtual worlds, he aims to showcase the deep-seated connection of Indigenous peoples to their land, recreate the lifestyle of First Nations people within their respective Native Title boundaries, promote the care and protection of native flora and fauna as well as share knowledge of bush food and medicines.

BAMAL BADU

The words bamal (earth) and badu (waters) were provided by the Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council.

*View incredible 3D virtual worldscapes that represent pre-colonisation landforms showing the developing story of Sydney and her harbour from traditional Indigenous owners to the Sydney we know today. Meet the creators of Virtual Warrane II: Sacred Tracks of the Gadigal, an exhibit at Customs House in Circular Quay that gives a life-like virtual experience of the Sydney Cove area in an accurate recreation of the landscape and the lifestyle of the Gadigal people before 1787.

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Australian National Maritime Museum

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Sydney, NSW 2000

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