Acknowledgement of Country


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.


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.

From the Collection: Portaits of Afghan Women

Portraits of Afghan Women is a temporary public art display on the Max Webber Library windows.

In these portraits 3 generations of Afghan women in Blacktown are represented; Maryam, her mother Rahna and her daughter Zainab. The final portrait in the series is of Halima.

These portraits proudly form part of the Blacktown City Art Collection and celebrate Afghan Women on the Move.

The photographs were taken by Gerrie Mifsud for the 2018 exhibition Daneha (Seeds) at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. The exhibition explored the displacement of the Afghan community across the globe, and the cultivation of roots in foreign, unfamiliar soil.

This project is presented by Blacktown Arts and supported by Blacktown City Council and the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Image Credits:

Portraits of Afghan Women by Gerrie Mifsud

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