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09-February-2016
09-February-2016

Photographs supplied by Peter McGee

A mosiac commemorates the Bediagal People who were the traditional owners of the land where this mosaic is erected.

Pictured in the mosaic are the father of local Aboriginal resistance.  Pemulwy and his son, Tedbury, the Cooks River with native fish, local middens with sea shells in secret places, native animals that used to live in the area and hand stencils from a local rock shelter. 

Location

Address:Bayview Avenue, Gough Whitlam Park, Earlwood, 2206
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.923331
Long: 151.150784
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Indigenous
Monument Designer:Danny Eastwood
Monument Manufacturer:Steven Vella

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 22nd October, 2004
Front Inscription

Respect  -  Unity  -  Peace

 

 

Left Side Inscription

Canterbury City Council
City of cultural diversity

This mosaic was designed by an Aboriginal artist, Danny Eastwood, and produced by Steven Vella, mosiac artist, as part of Canterbury City Council`s Multicultural Mosaics Program.

It is a tribute to the Bediagal People, the traditional owners of this land, and an acknowledgement of the continuing culture of indigenous people.

It was unveiled by the Mayor of the City of Canterbury Cr Robert Furolo on 22 October 2004

Councillors

East Ward
Carlo Favorito  Bill Kritharas  Ian Latham

Central Ward
Mark Adler  Fadwa Kebbe (Deputy Mayor)  Joshua Nam

West Ward
Michael Hawatt  Brian Robson  Karl Salem

Senior Management
Jim Montague      General Manager
Robert Bullivant   City Works
Robert Davidson  Environmental Services
Lara Kircher          Corporate and Community Services

Pictured in the mosaic are the father of local Aboriginal resistance.  Pemulwy and his son, Tedbury, the Cooks River with native fish, local middens with sea shells in secret places, native animals that used to live in the area and hand stencils from a local rock shelter. 

Source: MA
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