East Gippsland acknowledges the Gunaikurnai, Monero and the Bidawel people as the Traditional Custodians of the land that encompasses East Gippsland Shire. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in East Gippsland, their Elders past and present.


While standing and watching rain falling, Colin Thomas says a vision of the Ancestors came into his mind. The raindrops hitting the pools of water on the ground were like teardrops. The Ancestors were crying for what was happening to Mother Earth and the people. When the drops were falling down, they were forming circles, and the circles were perfect.

In Indigenous art those circles represent the people, the clan groups of the tribes. As the Ancestors are looking down, they can see a change in the climate, change that mankind has made. So these photos are Colin Thomas' way of informing people of change. Change that Indigenous peoples and non-indigenous peoples have been trying to tell others, that the time has come to help and stand with our Mother Earth.

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