Waraburra Nura (Happy Wanderer’s Place) is UTS’ Indigenous plant garden on the North-facing balcony of the main tower. The garden is a joint project between JIIER and UTS ART that focuses on plants that have medicinal uses and are native to the Sydney basin. The design was created by Yamatji Wajarri woman Nicole Monks and plants were chosen under the consultation of D’harawal Senior and botanist Aunty Fran Bodkin.
The traditional uses of these plants, their stories and their history of cultivation in this region have been shared by Aunty Fran Bodkin in audio recordings on the purpose built website www.waraburranura.com
Please join us to celebrate the launch of this garden at UTS to hear Uncle Allen Madden give a Welcome to Country and Aunty Fran Bodkin share some of her knowledge of the plants.