The Eora Journey is a visionary project that celebrates the living culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Sydney. Eora means ‘the people’ in the Gadigal language, so the Eora Journey is ‘the people’s journey’. The project is guided by the City of Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel, made up of local community members. The key Eora Journey projects are:
- Recognition in the Public Domain (seven major public art projects);
- An Aboriginal Knowledge and Cultural Centre;
- A major annual event; and
- An economic development plan
The City consulted widely with the community when developing our Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision, and the feedback called for better recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage. This led to the Eora Journey.
Art curator and writer Hetti Perkins and consultant Julie Cracknell were appointed by the City in 2010 to undertake an international review of cultural interpretation to help guide the development of the Eora Journey’s recognition in the public domain program.
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