There are shell middens
down on the casuarina-clad sandstone of Callan Point, and strange rock drawings of sailing ships and compasses. Across the six-lane snarl of Victoria Road lies the fresh beige cadaver of Balmain Shores – 500 aspirational apartments on the old power station site. New colours, new plantings, new gated values – freshly chlorinated urban consolidation.
Terror on Our Shores
Iron Cove Monster: Morning Glory vs Chinese Hackberry
Rigging the Future
10 Lambda Prints
behind 6 mm perspex
64 x 96 cm
Edition of five
Across the landscaped public shorefront lie designer plaques honouring captains of industry and sport, but beyond a few unexplained street names there is no acknowledgment of the peninsula’s original custodians. Wulumay Close is of one of the new cul-de-sacs (wulumai is Cadigal for snapper).
See 'Chapter 5 Wulumay Close' in Precious Little: Traces of Australian Place and Belonging (2004)