Acknowledgement of Country

Dharug

Bayadyinyang budyari Dharug yiyura Dharug Ngurra.
Bayady’u budyari Dharug Warunggadgu baranyiin barribugu.
Bayady’u budyari wagulgu yiyuragu Ngurra bimalgu Blacktown City. Flannel flowers dyurali bulbuwul.
Yanmannyang mudayi Dharug Ngurrawa. Walama ngyini budbud dali Dharug Ngurra Dharug yiyura baranyiin barribugu.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharug people, and their continued connection to Country.
We pay our respects to Elders from yesterday to tomorrow.
We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Blacktown City where the flannel flowers still grow proud and strong.
We will walk softly on this land and open our hearts to Country as the Dharug people have for tens of thousands of years.

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Winter 2024

Have your morning tea with First Nations Elders at Elders in Residence every Friday.

Traverse a new outer space themed Makers Space with HOSSEI, then explore the depths of Hell with Jess Bradford and Louise Zhang.

Fly through out of this world workshops with Elizabeth Jigalin, Samantha Relihan, Anney Bounprasueth and NIDA, and secure a spot at the Blacktown Shorts Film Festival premiere at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

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