The installation of the Story Poles has been completed in Kendrick Park Tempe.

The installation of the Story Poles has been completed in Kendrick Park Tempe.  I love the poles.  They look great in amongst the trees.

The Aboriginal Interpretation Project by Marrickville Aboriginal Consultative Committee & Marrickville Council is now complete. 

The artwork for the Story Poles was done by local students from Marrickville West  & Dulwich Hill Primary Schools, as well as Marrickville & Dulwich Hill High Schools under the tutelage of a local Aboriginal artist.  The installation is to remind people of the importance of the river & ecology to Aboriginal people – past, present & future. 

The Dictionary of Sydney says, “The first Aboriginal people of the Cooks River lived tens of thousands of years ago in a time of cooler temperatures & lower sea levels.  Botany Bay did not yet exist, but was instead a huge dune field. The river flowed south through what is now Kurnell & out to sea. Near the current site of Tempe House, traces of a fire & some stone tools from around ten thousand years ago suggest that Aboriginal people lived in this environment.”   http://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/first_people_of_the_cooks_river

There are Story Poles at four sites along Marrickville Council’s section of the Cooks River, but I have only seen those between Mackey & Steel Park & at Kendrick Park.   I look forward to finding the other two.

The seat with engravings.

The seat with engravings between Mackey & Steel Parks.  The Story Poles are to the right of this photo.

Cooks River Aboriginal Interpretation Project

Living by the river.

Plaque beside the seat.

Plaque beside the seat with the names of the Aboriginal tribes of the Cooks River area.

The Story Poles

The Story Poles.  I love them.

The view of the seat & Story Poles as you walk along the river.

The view of the seat & Story Poles as you walk along the river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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