Chris O’Brien Lifehouse acknowledges the traditional owners of the land it was built on, the Gadigal People of the Eora nation; and together we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
First Nations people have lived in Australia for over 65,000 years, caring for the land and nurturing its bounty. First Nations culture is the oldest continuous culture in the world, and there are more than 250 spoken languages.
Gadigal land extended from Burrawara, Gomora and Warrane, taking in what is now known as Redfern, Erskineville, Surry Hills and Paddington, down to the Cooks River.
This painting, gifted to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse by the Sydney Local Health District, is a view of our local community and the land we sit on, encompassing the Sydney Local Health District bounded to the north by the Parramatta River and the south by the Cooks River.