The Mangroves of Parramatta River

ESEM Projects, 2020 

Parramatta is a place defined by its river. Its name refers to the original inhabitants, the Barramattagal, a name thought to be derived from the Aboriginal word for 'place where the eels lie down'.

 

This place name speaks to the vital historical role played by river systems in supporting rich food ecologies. Mangroves, like those along the river, are also excellent at storing carbon, both in plants and in the sediments below: they can store 5 times more carbon in their soils than terrestrial ecosystems such as forests.

By Esem Projects for Storybox Parramatta. 

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