Here in the Sutherland Shire, Sydney, New South Wales we would like to acknowledge the tradition owners the Dharawal people and pay respects to Elders past and present.

We gather on Country on which members and Elders of the local Indigenous community and their forebears have been custodians for many centuries and on which Aboriginal people have performed age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal.

We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of the region.