Christine Shaw Properties acknowledge the oldest living culture on our planet – the First Nation people and traditional custodians of the land we all love, now known as Australia. More locally, we pay respect to the Ngunnawal, Ngarigu and Ngambri peoples of our Canberra region. We honour all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of this nation, their individual cultures and continued love and protection of the land, and pay respect to all Elders past, present and emerging. Was, is, and always will be, Aboriginal land.
“On the land of a dispossessed people we gather because of a migration program that started in the 1600s. We acknowledge the traditional custodians who have looked after the rivers, the trees and the earth of this place for thousands of years before any of us got here. Those of us who came more recently, those of us who found refuge and protection in this place, seek to walk with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of this nation, to continue to look after this place.”
Words beautifully scripted with permission to reprint by Shankar Kasynathan.