Field Trip De-Brief Natalie, Miles, Genevieve, Lottie

This is a thematic photograph that reflects two of the three intersections that struck us at Barangaroo. There was one strong atmospheric factor - the towering buildings we knew were full of investment bankers within the imposing high-rise structures - the focal point of the finance sector, contrasting to the millers point housing commission community and their local resistance.

The core theme of the above image portrays the forced removal of Millers Point residents from their homes. So too is local history lost as a result. This in order to pave way for a select individuals such as developers, corporations and businesses alike who will profit.

'Aboriginal Culture as primitivised spectacle' (Hay, Hughes & Tutton 2004). Although the recognition of the land is a step forward, Barangaroo Park mostly continues to romanticise Indigenous culture and disregard modern Australian Indigenous Peoples. The blatant irony can be seen most clearly when observing the neighbouring space which is to become a 77 storey casino; a tribute to capitalism, towering high above the 77,000 native plants that used to provide the livelihood of the Indigenous peoples who inhabited the area prior to colonialism.

This photo conveys the chaos of the Cabramatta markets, a "little Saigon". Despite this sensual overload of smell, noise and chaos there was no feeling of displacement or being an outsider, locals took little notice of our group. This conveyed a feeling of acceptance and harmony of multiculturalism in Sydney.

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