We acknowledge that we are on the land of the Garigal Clan of the Guringai People, the Traditional Custodians of this land. We and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders today.

One of the many offshore community activities over the past decade was the creation of the following dedication, which expresses the values of our community.

‘We value living within this beautiful place where ever shimmering water, wide skies, fresh air, tall trees and plants predominate over the built environment. In this somewhat isolated special place, accessible only by water, living has unique challenges and a sense of adventure. We value living within a varied, friendly and flourishing community, united by our common context. Our daily lives are often made up of many small friendly encounters, shared events, celebrations and cooperative activities which weave together an inclusive, innovative and nurturing social environment. We are of course late comers and acknowledge the many tens of thousands of years the original human communities lived in this place.’