Project Description

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MURAL, SAND, DUST AND DRY EARTH

Thylacine’s role

  • project management
  • project artist – concept & development
  • fabrication

A permanent public artwork, Bondi Junction Mall, Sydney

The work utilises the journal entries of Lieutenant William Dawes, a First Fleet officer and astronomer, whose journals were the earliest European attempt to systematically record the local language of the Eora people. The work employs his handwritten records of conversation between himself and a young Indigenous woman and cultural ambassador for the Eora, Patyegarang whom he befriended. They are perhaps the earliest records of intimate, personal relations between Europeans and Indigenous people.

Opened 2004