Kurnell | Things that belong here

I’ve been wretchedly sick for the past couple of days, so bad in fact that I ended up in hospital on IV fluids and meds just to get my temperature right and to stop the exorcist style vomiting that rendered me absolutely useless. I’ve been bed bound, worn out, unable to eat, you know. Really unwell and a bit miserable. So my husband suggested we go for a little drive down to his new favourite peaceful spots to restore me. Naturally I brought my camera along for the trip, because if there’s one thing that will restore me it is indulging in a little creativity even if I have barely any energy.

So, here are some of my favourite snaps.

I named the series “Things that belong here” due to the blatant absence of honour to the Australian Aboriginals who were here first. Kurnell is the landing place for modern Australia, and while there is a monument to the first man to step foot on the land, and another to the first man, there is no adequate monument to the many Aboriginal lives that were lost in this place. It brought me a great deal of sadness to think that after all this time, we still can’t find a way to apologise and honour those who were here in this beautiful place before us. I love my home dearly, and I am glad to be here, but I am still sad for the huge loss that was caused in our arrival. Perhaps I missed a monument in my post-illness delirium, and if so please accept my humble apology. Either way, I hope you can appreciate the sentiment here.

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As always, these are shot on my ever faithful Olympus OMD EM-5 with a combination of my macro and 45mm lenses, and possibly the standard wide angle lens too… I know I used it at one point, but you know… two days without much food… can’t quite remember these things!

Cheers,
Sonia


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