Acknowledgement of Country

As was said in the High Court judgement Mabo v Queensland (No 2) [1992] HCA 23 terra nullius was a myth, this land was never empty and the British Empire was never entitled to take legal ownership of this country at settlement. Decades of injustice have flowed from this original falsehood.

We believe that expressing stories of First Nations culture and their long and continuing relationship to our country is a critical part of reconciliation and of moving forward as country - together. As designers and place makers we have a responsibility to partner in ways that facilitate this expression of knowledge and promote cross cultural understanding.

We specifically acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the East Kulin Nations in Melbourne Victoria and the Gubbi Gubbi People of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which POMO operates.