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.