This scarred Yellowbox on campus is believed to be 300 years old. The scar was likely made for a canoe or raft. Photo by Lannon Harley.

This scarred Yellowbox on campus is believed to be 300 years old. The scar was likely made for a canoe or raft. Photo by Lannon Harley.

A gift for the past, present and future

The name of the University’s new precinct is highly symbolic to the local Aboriginal community. Amy Jarvis from ANU Heritage explores these connections.

At its core, Kambri is an acknowledgment and celebration of the more than 25,000 years of history, living culture and ongoing connection to Country which this land embodies for the local Aboriginal community. Therefore, the significance of the presentation of the name to ANU cannot be overstated.