June 26, 2018
The local Inner West Aboriginal community came together last week to create a new art work for Patyegarang Place – the site for the new Marrickville Library. The community spent the day engaging in the history and story of Patyegarang who was an Aboriginal woman from the Cadigal people of the Eora nation who taught the language of her people to the early colonists in New South Wales, including the famous astronomer William Dawes. The Indigenous people of Australia had been studying the stars for centuries, long before the white man came. The day focused on two main themes – language and the stars. The final work will be installed at the new library next year.
This is the celebration of Patyegarang. . .