Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour - Luxury hotel - Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledgement of Country


 

Bujari Gamarruwa

(‘Good Day’ in Gadigal language)

 

NAIDOC Week 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.

 

NAIDOC Week is about seeing, hearing, learning and that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

 

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land and waters upon which the hotel stands. First Peoples have been living, meeting and practicing culture in Darling Harbour for thousands of years. Darling Harbour was originally called ‘Tumbalong’, which means ‘place where seafood is found’ in Dharug language.

 

This is where Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour stands today.

 

This is where we live. This is where we work. This is where we make our living.

 

We acknowledge that Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is located upon Gadigal land and waterways. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Gadigal Elders past and present.

 

True to our ‘Heartist’ spirit here at Accor, we wish you a great stay on Gadigal land, at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour.

 

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