An exhibition featuring the documented legal protest battle surrounding the modern-historic Redfern Tent Embassy opened last night in Redfern.
The 11 day-long exhibition features the works of six photojournalists who spent 15 months documenting the protest against a multi-million dollar commercial development, which was to be built upon a very iconic stretch of land - the first stretch of land to be titled back to the Indigenous community by the Australian Government.
One of the photojournalists, Aunty Barbara McGrady, described the exhibition as "a very important cultural photo journalists' eye view" of the Redfern Tent Embassy's journey.
"It's very important culturally for all Australians, but more for Indigenous Australians," she told NITV. "It's a human rights issue."
As a proud Gamilaroi woman, Aunty Barbara said she felt compelled to report and document the protest, saying she "had to be there - on the first day, on the last day, and everything in between".
But now looking back on the events that have unfolded, Aunty Barbara finds the Redfern community to have changed, but not necessarily in an obvious or positive way.
"You can't see or feel any changes, but that part of the Block, the part were all the tents were, has been blocked off. And everyone know why. So that's not a very good feeling," she said.
However she is still looking optimistically towards the future.
"But when the Tent Embassy is developed, there will be Aboriginal housing for members of the community and that is a good feeling. It was a good result for Jenny."
Jenny Munro, whom Aunty Barbara refers to, is the woman behind the establishment of the Redfern Tent Embassy and the protest that followed to preserve it.
Below are a pictures behind-the-scenes from the exhibition. For information on the event visit Facebook.