Aquinas Catholic College, Menai

Our artwork ‘Rivers and Tides’ pays tribute to how rainfall, tides and river levels have
been monitored by First Nations peoples. Through this monitoring Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people can determine the impacts on flora, fauna and other natural resources so all can live in harmony and peace. Freshwater and saltwater is represented in our artwork as the central flow to demonstrate the connection to water and First Nations Peoples identity and spirituality. The heart flows the stream of water to the river to show deep connection to Country. The sky represents the Dreaming and the central figure connects all water sources together.

Reconciliation means…

Reconciliation means acceptance, courage and unity amongst all people in Australia.

Contributors: Adyrelle Dsouza, Luke O’Grady, Ewan Hawthorne and Arabella Harper

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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.