Samantha Brown

“Rottnest Island: Reclaiming the Land.”

My story is about an excursion my Winter Term class took to Rottnest Island, which had previously served as a penal establishment and labor camp for Aboriginal Australians, but is now a popular tourist attraction. During our visit, we learned more about the history of the island and even got to participate in a traditional ceremony to pay our respects to the Aboriginal Australian ancestors who lost their lives there.