Water Stories


WHEN: Opening Night: 16/11/2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm 16 Nov 2022 – 3 Dec 2022


TICKETS: Register online

VENUE: 107 Green Square

Did you know there is habitat for endangered frogs in Green Square? Did you know there was once a violent cauliflower gang roaming the streets? Did you know dugong bones were found during excavation for the Alexandra Canal?

Research has revealed these and other water stories in a project that maps, materialises and activates social and environmental histories and practices of water in Green Square, Australia’s largest urban renewal project, which spans the Sydney suburbs of Beaconsfield, Rosebery, Zetland, Alexandria and Waterloo.

As Shannon Foster, D’harawal eora Knowledge Keeper & registered Sydney Traditional Owner explains ‘The Country that is now known as Green Square is nadunga gurad, sand dune Country, known for millennia for its nattai bamalmarray, freshwater wetlands and ephemeral ponds.’

These wetlands and ephemeral ponds became visible to residents of and visitors to Green Square over the duration of the research project, which was made over 2021–2022, during a La Niña event.

Walking Tour 19th November
Rizzeria workshop 3rd December