I often watch “Message Stick” on the ABC and find some of the topics covered fascinating. Of particular interest was a recent program predominately discussing the Future of the Tent Embassy.
The subject matter itself was interesting however there was a section of narration and a map of the local “Canberra” region shown on screen at the same time as the narration (but unfortunately not reproduced) which has somewhat confused me.
NARRATOR: Matilda and Isabell were both raised on a mission in Cowra, almost 200km away from Canberra. Matilda is a respected elder of the Ngamberri nation which sits inside the Ngunnawal country border. Matilda believes her people have the strongest claim to country, giving them the greatest influence over the future of the tent embassy. But her cousin Isabell disputes the claim, saying the Ngunnawal is a just a small family clan of the Wiradjuri nation where SHE is a respected elder.
So my question is where does Canberra actually sit in realtion to the (Indigenous) Ngunnawal, Ngamberri or Wiradjuri Country/Nations?
UPDATED: JR has now sent in a map:
*** Note this map is not the image as used on the “Message Stick program, but rather from the link provided by DT