We acknowledge that Mount St Benedict College sits on the land of the Dharug people.
'Marri Djirang Nura- Big Tree Country' By Leanne Mulgo Watson (2022) Acrylic on Canvas.
This painting highlights the rich culture, flora, and fauna of the Dharug people and the Blue Gum Forest. The artwork incorporates various features of the Blue Gum Forest, Leanne's Dhurug heritage, and our College community. The pink background signifies the colour of the Blue Gum forest's bark, while the waratahs represent healing, and the leaves, cockatoos, and lizard depict the forest's diverse flora and fauna. The central circles symbolize the Bennie's community, and the half circles represent our staff and students. Finally, the tools are a representation of the strength of women.
Ngalawadyingun yagu Dharug Ngurrawa.
Bayady'u budyari Dharug warunggad yiyuragu.
Baranyiin yagu baribugu.
Bayady'u budyari Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
Yiyuragu Ngurra bimalgu.
Yanma muday Ngurrawa.
Acknowledgement of Country Dharug Ngurra.
We are standing (we gather here) today on Dharug Country.
I speak well (I pay respect to) of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their homelands.
Walk softly on Country.