A mother of four is refusing to accept the “bizarre” assumption that her property is an Aboriginal land.
The Victorian woman has lived in her house for almost 20 years and says she does not believe she is Aboriginal.
“It’s like the middle ages, I mean, there are all these different races,” she said.
“I don’t think it is that different.”
She said she believed her property was an Aboriginal community.
“People in the area would be shocked to find out I have a house, that’s the way I feel,” she told news.com.au.
“When I went in to buy my house, I thought it would be a bit of a shock, but I’m happy to say it’s not.”
The woman’s daughter, who does not live in the same area, agrees.
“The house is actually in the middle of a residential area,” she says.
It’s just a house.” “
There’s no evidence of Aboriginal culture in it at all.
It’s just a house.”
The family said they had no problem with the property being in the neighbourhood.
“We’re not really worried about it,” they said.
The ABC contacted Ms Wethersby’s neighbours to ask whether the property was a part of their community and they did not return the call.
“They were shocked that we would think it was, so I think it’s quite unusual,” she added.
“My daughter thinks it’s the same as what we see in a lot of houses.
It would be really strange if it was anything else.”
The Wetherysbys’ home is in the suburban city of Mount Waverley.
They said the family was very happy to have their home in the community.
“It’s been the place for years and years and we’ve never had any problems,” Ms Withersby said.
She said the house was “quite quiet” and her daughter said the residents of the area were friendly.
“If they weren’t there, they’d be talking about the local Aboriginal community and there’d be a lot more people around,” she explained.
“Our neighbours are very good people, and they’ve never complained about anything.”