Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities


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Acknowledgement to Country

Sutherland Shire Council acknowledges the Dharawal speaking people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land of Sutherland Shire.
Council pays respect to the Elders past and present of the Dharawal nation and extends that respect to other Aboriginal people visiting this site.

The Sutherland Shire is unique, in terms of Australian history, as Kurnell was the location of the first recorded contact point between First Nations people and Europeans.

Further information.


Upcoming Cultural Events

Keep up to date with our connection through community, respect and sharing of stories. Learn more about upcoming events supported by local Aboriginal community groups and Council.

What's On in the Shire

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Aboriginal Advisory Committee

Council participates in the quarterly Aboriginal Advisory Committee meetings to discuss the continuing education and connection between the local First Nations Peoples of the Sutherland Shire.

Kurranulla Partnership

Council has a strong partnership with Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation to create understanding and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Sutherland Shire. In seeking specialist advice from local Elders, our first point of contact is the La Perouse and Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Councils.

Further information for support:
Community Directories

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