We would like to acknowledge the Darug and Gundungurra people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land, here in Western Sydney - people who have loved and cared for this Land for thousands of years.

We would also like to pay respect to the Elders of the Darug and Gundungurra Nations, both past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people.

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Jarara Cultural Centre at Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese
Jarara Cultural Centre at Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese
Jarara Cultural Centre at Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese

Acknowledgement of Country Plaque

The artwork is an interpretation of an Acknowledgement of Country in paint form.

Each colour has a specific meaning and are all natural colours traditionally used by Aboriginal people.

  • The top section pays respect to the land; the blue represents water, which is vital for life
  • The yellow and brown represent the land
  • The different sized dots represent the ochre rocks, which were traditionally used to create paint
  • The footprints are a reminder to always walk on country with respect and be mindful of the steps you are taking
  • The circle with the ‘U’ shaped symbol is a meeting place, which symbolises the Diocese of Parramatta and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community working together as one
  • The footprints at the bottom pay respect to the Elders and the people that have gone before us. The three white dots also pay respect to all Elders, past, present and future.

Contact Jarara for more information about Acknowledgement of Country Protocols.

Acknowledgement of Country Plaque

Jarara Cultural Centre Acknowledgement Plaque Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese
Painted by Joshua Sly (Aboriginal Education Assistant and Biripi Artist)
Jarara Cultural Centre

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