Jenny Templin, photographer captures a very different re-enactment of Captain Cook’s arrival in Botany Bay to the one Australian authorities imagined for the sesquicentennial year in 2020!
A ceremony was held at Kamay National Park to mark the 152nd anniversary of Cook’s
arrival in Botany Bay on April 29. Lots of schoolchildren and others were there to listen to speeches by both
government officials and Aboriginal elders, who spoke of the terrible history and continuing injustices and serious issues still suffered by our First Nations peoples. Afterwards workshops were held to teach everything from shell decoration and language to traditional dance.
At the end of proceedings a pod of dolphins swam by…like a blessing.