We should not be carrying the labels that once levelled our dreams, for the true Australia yearns for a human story. There is no coincidence for me that the Brumby symbolises freedom and rawness. A spirit made up of global ancestry, but co-exists to protect each other from the inevitable storms. Across the vast Australian landscape, I see no greater metaphor for my vision of Australia. The Brumby doesn’t try to “fit in”, but rather, just like in the spirit of mother nature, they ”belong” despite the differences in their arrival. This becomes for me a silent prayer of humans who travel side by side and protect humanity before all else. This is why the Australian story continues to be so important to my personal journey and work.

- Nick Leary