PHOTO~SYNTHESIS PROJECT bulletin#16

Australia Day, January 26 2008

Australia Day commemorates the date of the arrival of the First Fleet of European settlers & convicts to these shores. It is also known as Invasion Day & Survival Day among indigenous people. The day starts with a Morning Ceremony on the shores of Sydney Harbour, in the grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Foreign Fleet from One Island Invading Another
LOCATION: Main Pond
DIMENSIONS: 45 x 40 x 50cm approx, each ship.
Materials: palm, bamboo, cotton.

Foreign Fleet appeared in the Main Pond in the early hours of January 26, to commemorate the occasion.

Some of the fleet awaited launch from the edge of their island.

Other ships had already set sail for the large island from a smaller island.

The ships remained for 4 months, battered by the elements, with some sinking.

By May the fleet was decimated and major earth works had begun to rebuild the crumbling islands.

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