This site was selected for inclusion in the research project as it is the site of much contemporary regeneration of Dharug cultural practices through gatherings, caring for Country, enacting ceremony, regeneration of language, and cultural fire, just to name a few. As such, through important relationships developed with NPWS and other allies, it’s role in returning our cultural ways through song, dance, weaving, carving, woodwork are all restoring Dharug presence and care for the well-being of humans and other than humans of the area. It’s proximity to the World Heritage site of the Blue Mountains and it’s listing as an Aboriginal Heritage site provides recognition of Dharug continuity and significance.

© Jo Rey 2022

We always pay our respect to the Elders past present and our future elders within our community, our elders have smoothed the path for many of our people and we should always remember and respect what they have lived through and shared with us.