For thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers, the Guringai people lived on the land now under Eramboo’s stewardship.
The Guringai people fished and hunted in the waters and harvested food from the surrounding bushland. They spent much of their time developing a rich and complex culture, including distinctive language, customs, spirituality and law, at the heart of which was their connection to the land.
On this same site, Australia’s Socialist Party once had headquarters, and the building once belonged to Sydney’s most forward-thinking educators at the former international school were students. Eramboo (also known as Eramboo World Studies Centre Pty Ltd) is an independent non-profit contemporary arts centre; an artist environment and education facility established by Susan Milne and Greg Stonehouse in 1996.
In 2009 a long-term artist residency program was launched, and in 2012 new studios were built to expand this program with a major grant from ArtsNSW.