Feature stones selected at Appin quarry

Local Aboriginal community members select the feature stones

A welcome stone, sensory stone and healing stone will feature in the new clinical services building.

In consultation and collaboration with local Aboriginal Elders and community members, the three feature rocks were selected from the local quarry in Appin last month.

Ranging in colour, they represent uniting different mobs from different countries, and feature the rich yellow ochre that Dharawal country is known for.

Acknowledging the Cumberland Plains that the hospital is built on, these stones will welcome, connect and celebrate the community.

The welcome stone will be located near the front entry and will feature indigenous language inviting you on to Dharawal Country.

The sensory stone will have engraved handprints of local elders that you can touch on your way through the hospital.

The third stone selected will be located in an external healing circle space. The circle is a dominant symbol in nature and is full of energy and motion. Representing the cycle of life, the healing circle will be a place community and staff can go to reflect, rewind and reconnect with nature.