Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians
Meridian acknowledges the Ngunnawal peoples as the Traditional Custodians whose land we live and work upon. We acknowledge that these lands are Aboriginal lands and pay our respect and celebrate their ongoing cultural traditions and contributions. Meridian is committed to working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to strengthen community and improve health and wellbeing. We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from across Australia who have made this area their home. We pay our respect and celebrate their cultures, diversity and contributions to the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding region.
Tina Brown Artwork
This artwork acknowledges The Ngunnawal Nations - Kamberry - Ngunnawal word, meaning Meeting Place....my Brother's and Sisters across our Nation's and Meridian ACT.
Ngunnawal Songlines spread across the whole entire Nation. Boss Men with all their Warriors, Family and Children travelled these ancient Songlines here to Country, Ngunnawal Nations for Ceremony and Lore. My Great, great, great, great Grandfather King Andy Lane was the last Master of Ceremonies and Boss Man for Country and Lore.. I'm truly honoured, proud and blessed to carry on this ancient legacy..
The artwork, the green on the bottom are my Mountains, the blue River is the Murrumbidgee, Ngunnawal word- Pathway of Bosses..my Ancestors are along the river, then the rainbow, these colours , the blue is the ocean, green my mountains, white our snow and Songlines to Victoria, yellows, orange and red, represents my people's to the west and north.
These are the colours of their landscapes and Country they cross to meet at our Ancient Gathering places.
These colours also represent my LGBTI Brothers and Sisters across the Nation.
The Milky Way up the top, our creator and Dreaming Mullein , she created the Milky Way protect high creator, Darramullan , ancient star and Lore man.... Darramullan, Dreaming is .... Higher Learning......
Artist: Ngunnawal Elder Tina Brown Always was, always will be, Ngunnawal Nations.