The brand new Harbour BridgeClimb expertise in collaboration with the Sydney Pageant is incredible and lengthy overdue: the primary Indigenous storytelling bridge climbing tour, led by Indigenous guides.
One obtrusive disappointment can’t be mounted by the politically agnostic BridgeClimb, nor by Wesley Enoch, the pageant’s Indigenous creative director.
It sits with the Premier – a directive she ought to make now she has returned from depart: gently change protocol and substitute the NSW flag atop the Harbour Bridge with the Aboriginal flag, to fly alongside the nationwide one.
I used to be one of many journalists invited on the media day for the “Burrawa” climb, which opened on Friday and runs till January 24. With ochre smeared throughout our foreheads and the fumes of a smoking ceremony filling our nostrils, we learnt concerning the Indigenous land on which the bridge stands, together with Indigenous historical past, tradition and language.