~ poem is written partially in Gadigal
with interpretations by Joel Davison


A city stands on ancestral lands
Yagu, winima
I found a void where it is made perfect
Passing as white, painted up white,
in white rabbit
laughing at white canvas
Dabuwamili, dyirra, mubi
Ignited my life and my love
Ngaya butbut Gunamamiwa
A city stands on my ancestral lands
My hands whiter than my ancestor’s hands
My city stands on my ancestral lands
Gamarabu, guwugu, barrabugu, barrabuwari,
My city


 Now close



Painted white, white, painted white and mourning, we laughed hysterically

You set my heart on fire
Today, now, tomorrow,
the day after tomorrow,
for a long time