And as an added bonus, during my walk around the Botanic Gardens in Sydney I came across the “Contact Garden”.
It’s a garden with native plants that the Cadigal (local Aboriginal) people used to eat or use for medicinal or other purposes. It’s built by the Botanic Gardens Creek – a fresh water creek that was as important as the Tank Stream in providing fresh water for the inhabitants.
It also has story boards telling how Aboriginal people lived both pre- and post-contact, and how white settlement changed the natural environmental balance.
There’s an Aboriginal guided tour of the gardens on Fridays, so I might try that this week. In the meantime – here’s some photos.