Land Rights in Image

8 September, 2016

The Land Rights Photography of Elaine Syron

Land Rights rally. Image: Elaine Syron

45 years ago, a young history teacher arrived in Australia from the United States to start a new life.

Elaine Syron migrated to Australia with her-then husband as one of many people filling a shortage of teachers in New South Wales.

Fresh from the burgeoning civil rights movement in the United States, Elaine sought out Aboriginal people in metropolitan Sydney, to learn about their place in that larger global movement.

What she found was the struggle for Land Rights.

Land Rights rally. Image: Elaine Syron.
Photographer Elaine Syron in 2016. Image: OurMob.


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.