About the exhibition
Artist/curator Asher Milgate returns to the town he grew up in, Wellington, NSW, to document the life of the Binjang clan of the Wiradjuri nation. Survivors… records stories from Wellington’s Elders – about life at Nanima, the Common and on the outskirts of town.
In 1832 the first inland Aboriginal mission was established in Wellington, which became the Nanima “mission” (Reserve) in 1910. The “mission” became the longest continually operating Aboriginal reserve in Australia.
The elders of Wellington shared with Asher some of their most intimate memories; tales of their families, of love, regrets and hardships. Survivors uses photography, audio and video to tell their stories.