I am ashamed that
I find beauty
in the facade of
a double story bank
I wrote this poem, ‘Cartographers of Othering’ to mark “Australia Day” 2020.
I live and work on Wadawurrung land and am committed to learning more about the history and culture of this place and how to be a good ally to the Indigenous community here in Ballarat.
The hand-drawn mining map in question can be viewed at the Sebastopol Library.