It is noted that we are meeting on
traditional lands of the Gadigal people of
the Eora Nation.
As Descendants of those who arrived on the
First Fleet it is acknowledged that the
Gadigal people were here when our First
Fleet ancestors arrived. This was their land
and they have never surrendered it.
In response to the Welcome that they have
given to us and our Ancestors, we, the First
Fleet Descendants acknowledge respect to all
their Elders, both past and present, and
seek to respect those who will come.
This acknowledgement is particularly
important to come from us, as Descendants of
those First Fleeters, because our families
have lived in this land of Australia
alongside the Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander people, longer than anyone else