Acknowledgment of Country
We honour and respect all Elders and Traditional Custodians of the lands the Botanic Gardens of Sydney stand on. We acknowledge the lands as significant historical, ceremonial and traditional trade grounds.
This carving, completed in 2011, has been made on the trunk of an old Forest Red Gum which had grown in the Garden for over 200 years. YuraBirong was carved by Aboriginal artists Glen Timbery and Vic Simms. YuraBirong, which means 'People of this Place', acknowledges the Aboriginal ancestors of Australia.