Eora: Broken Spear

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Artists: Rhoda Roberts AO and The Electric Canvas Around First Contact, when the men carried their spears for the seasonal time to fish from the rocks…

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The Rocks NSW 2000

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Artists: Rhoda Roberts AO and The Electric Canvas

Around First Contact, when the men carried their spears for the seasonal time to fish from the rocks and the Gadigal women used their handlines, singing, laughing with the children and rowing their Nawis across the harbour, all came to gather amongst the wisdom keepers. Some young men raised their spears in battle against the invaders, but our men of high degree stepped forward, with a different greeting for the visitors. Our knowledge keeper carried his spear but the tip was broken; the sign of peace and respect.

EORA: Broken Spear, curated by Rhoda Roberts AO with projection design by The Electric Canvas, reminds us all to reflect, to call country, to read country and listen to country. Everything across our city connects us  to the harbour from the rivers that flow from the first contact point of Botany Bay and Kurnell, home to the Gweagal people, the Fire Clan, to the Kameygal, the spear clan of La Perouse and the east, to the inner West and the River Flat Clan, the Bidgigal, across the Wangal wetlands of Homebush to the Burramuttagal, the eel clan peoples, and finally all the waters flow to the Grass tree people, the Gadigal.

Country represented by installation: Australia

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