‘these words will remain


Freo Today. 17 November 2021. Auspicious day. Strung across the wooden pillars of Fremantle’s iconic Old Traffic Bridge are ‘these words will remain’ by Wiradjuri poet Jazz Money. In both English and Nyoongar, as part of the Fremantle Biennale, the large-scale text piece invites audiences to consider the strength and beauty of these sovereign Whadjuk waterways. The words, as the Biennale explains, are a declaration, a protest, a love song, these words will remain is an ode to what our rivers remember and tell, their care and their power. Despite violent colonial intervention rivers remain sacred currents placed by ancestors with cause. Thanks to Deanna Shanahan @flotsamandjetsam6162 for capturing the past present and future in one snap.