Did you know there was a habitat for endangered frogs in Rosebery? Did you know there was once a violent cauliflower gang roaming the streets of Waterloo? Did you know dugong bones were found during the excavation for the Alexandra Canal?
These little-told histories are surfacing this week with the launch of Water Stories, an exhibition led by the Mapping Edges Research Studio in partnership with 107 Projects Green Square.
Ella Cutler has illustrated objects, plants, and animals emerging from a research project developed during the 2021 and 2022 La Niña events on stories of water in and around Green Square. The exhibition will present for the first time prints of these illustrations, an interactive storymap, photographs, and the opportunity, if you like, to contribute your own water story.
“The Country that is now known as Green Square is nadunga gurad, sand dune Country, known for millennia for its nattai bamalmarray, freshwater wetlands and ephemeral ponds,” says project collaborator D’harawal eora Knowledge Keeper & registered Sydney Traditional Owner Shannon Foster,
Explore the project at waterstories.info