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“Mum says, when people ask you where you’re from you should say here, because here is where you’re at.”
“This place is where the river meets the saltwater. It’s a place where the adult eels following their age-old cycle, lying down in wait for the full moon, fat and ready for their epic journey up to the Coral Sea to spawn.
The traditional clans of this area are the Burramattagal, as in ‘burra’ the eel (Parramatta area) and the Wallumattagal (Ryde area) as in ‘wallumai’ the snapper fish of the Dharug language group.”
Artist and playwright.
'The Fence: Burra Mutta - Parramatta'
by Leanne Tobin and Bonney Djuric