Looking out to Bass Strait on black and white film

Warrawarrawa (they are all dead)”. This is what the Aboriginal people said when Captain Cook’s ‘ghost ship’ arrived at Botany Bay in 1770. The warnings of these ghostly visitors spread quickly to other tribes by smoke and fire, many of which were noted by Cook and Banks as they sailed up the coast.

18 years later on January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet, upon arrival in New South Wales, laid claim to the land. This event led to the destruction of at least 60,000 years of Aboriginal family, culture and language.

Australia Day…

…what must this day feel like for indigenous Australians? #changethedate

Dev/scan | Ikigai Camera.

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