CASUARINA SQUARE – LARRAKIA COUNTRY
We acknowledge the Larrakia people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Casuarina Square resides.
We acknowledge the Elders, both past, present and emerging.
Casuarina Square rests on the traditional land of the Larrakia Nation.
The original language name of the group now known as Larrakia is Gulumirrgin (pronounced Goo-loo-midgin).
Larrakia people are known as “saltwater people” and had trading routes extending down the western side of the Northern Territory.
The Larrakia’s traditional society was based on a close relationship with the seas, and trade with neighbouring groups such as the Tiwi, Wagait and Wulna.
Today, the Larrakia are a vibrant nation numbering around 2,000 people.
Larrakia are broadly recognised for their strengths in performance, music and art, and many Larrakia have achieved success as doctors, lawyers, athletes and hold senior positions in government and other organisations.
At Casuarina Square, we extend a warm welcome to all First Nations people, and pay our respect to their ongoing connection to land, water and community.