Welcome to Country
TIATI MURRA DARUGA PEMEL.
KOI MURRA YA PEMEL NGALARINGI BUBBUNA.
BAN NYE YENMA WURRA NAG.
NYE DICE GAI DYI YA NANGAMI DYARRALANG.
NGALARINGI TIATTI NGALARINGI NANGAMI GAI.
GU-YA WILLY ANGARA GU-NU-GAL DA GU-NU-GAL.
DA LA-LOEY MOOGOO COT-BALLIE NANGAMI.
DICE LA-LOEY GNIA TARIMI GU-NU-GAL.
JAM YA TIATI GNALARINGI EORAH JUMNA.
MITTIGAR GURRUNG BURRUK GNEENE DA DARUGA PEMEL.
THIS IS DARUG LANDS.
IT IS THE LANDS OF OUR ANCESTORS.
THEIR SPIRITS STILL WALK AMOUNG US.
SPIRITS THAT HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE THE DREAMING.
OUR LANGUAGE AND OUR CULTURE HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION TO CONTINUE AN UNBROKEN CULTURE THAT HAS EXTENDED FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
IN THE LANGUAGE OF OUR PEOPLE.
I WELCOME YOU TO DARUG LANDS.
Acknowledging Country and our vision for reconciliation
Western Sydney International Airport acknowledges and respects the role of First Nations peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we are developing Sydney’s new airport and the sky through which our customers will fly as we connect Australia to the world and perhaps most importantly, welcome visitors and those returning home to First Nations land.
In building Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, the new gateway to Australia, our vision for reconciliation is to deliver on our unique opportunity to connect both Australians and visitors with First Nations cultures - helping them to understand its role in shaping both ancient and modern Australia, and to celebrate its richness, wonder and value.