On Saturday 3rd June, Australia remembered and celebrated the Eddie Marbo decision, ruled by the High Court, 25 years ago. This momentous ruling, overturned the legal doctrine of “terra nullius” (nobody’s land) in Australia’s foundation statement – that referred to Australia as a place uninhabited, and therefore not recognising that there was indeed an Indigenous population and culture here for over 50,000 years.
On Saturday, locals gathered at Dhurga Rock, in Ryrie Park, to pay their respects to past and present custodians of the Land and to share stories of the Braidwood district.
The Dhurga Rock Project marked an important step towards addressing forced dispossession of First Nations People, and healing past trauma stemming from injustice and losses. As a community, we are creating a shared future where indigenous history is acknowledged and indigenous culture valued.