A note on cultural heritage

lutruwita/Tasmania has been the home of the palawa people for at least 40,000 years. This land was never ceded, and navigating concepts of ownership and the symbolic importance of nomenclature is complex. Where possible I have tried to include place names in palawa kani, the language of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people. My source was TAC's palawa kani language map https://tacinc.com.au/pulingina-to-lutruwita-place-names-map/.

My hope would be that these cards are a symbolic representation of places loved by many, and that despite the name of "Abels" they do not end up representing an extension of colonialisation's desire to "conquer".