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An unmissable look at the legacy of empire

Aug 06, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

It begins with simple whistling, imitating birdsong, blending into actual birdsong. As if we had landed on the shore ourselves, we acclimatise to the scene, pick out details - leaves overhead, soft light, scampering children, adults clustered beside a fire.

Their dress and their language mark them as the Dharug, an Aboriginal people whose extensive lands were found in what is known now as Western Sydney. The year is 1813, 25 years after the arrival of the First Fleet, which established a p...