Meredith aka Mez is an Australian / Estonian photographer, based on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
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. . .
I would like to pay my respect and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which my business takes place, on the land of the Wodi Wodi people, who are a part of the Dharawal Nation. I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Australian editorial photographer / photojournalist and writer – landscape photography, travel photography, portrait photography & documentary photography. Wollongong, NSW