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2nd of September 2019
Acknowledging traditional owners
In June, a ceremony acknowledging the traditional owners of the Marsfield site, the Wallamuttagal people, took place with the unveiling of a plaque displaying the CSIRO Boomerang motif. The design features five rotating shapes that simulate movement and progression. These shapes combine imagery relating to boomerangs and eucalyptus leaves. These well-known icons have strong associations with Australian Aboriginal culture and practices. The five boomerangs symbolise the scientific opportunities, employment, education outreach, Indigenous knowledge and improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The artwork incorporates colours that reflect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' connections to land and sea. This original artwork design was commissioned by CSIRO and created by Marcus Lee, a proud Aboriginal descendant of the Karajarri people. The plaque is now displayed in the entrance foyer of the Marsfield site.

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