Topics: Culture

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South Coastal - view

Aboriginal names used to be used for the fish and octopus

West - view

He wants to see Darug people in charge of Darug land

South West - view

the story of Mirragan, the hunter who chased Gurangatch, the big eel thus creating much the landscape around Sydney. Gurangatch was finally caught at Gulguer, Bents Basin .

North Coastal - view

a recent ceremony and re-understandings have brought them together again .

South West - view

the story of the lyrebird and how it came to speak all languages

North West - view

Sharon Hodgetts , project officer at Darkinjung Land Council, shares her experiences of growing up on an isolated property at Gulgong, and the stone axes she and her father found that connect her to her Aboriginality

North Coastal - view

middens, burials, shelters

South Coastal - view

Uncle Dennis Foley , Gai-Mariagal elder, describes how to cook mangrove snails.

South Coastal - view

"They taught me how to be Aboriginal.”

West - view

some of the other men could speak and understand some language

West - view

The Duck River Basin in the Silverwater area used to be a meeting place for trade.

North Coastal - view

Women’s and Men’s Business that is all through this country

South West - view

sites her mother and other relatives took her to and how she feels when she returns to D’harawal country

North West - view

Gavi Duncan , youth worker at Youth Connections and a director on Darkinjung Land Council, describes the young people who are born in this area as New Darkinjung Mob

Central - view

young people know the importance of the land, but they don’t practise it much

South Coastal - view

many Aboriginal sites around the Bardens Creek area were not being well cared for by National Parks and Wildlife – trail bikes had destroyed bush and some sites, houses built too near – so in 1985 she mapped all the sites and put in a blanket land claim for them.

South Coastal - view

“This is how they say: read the land.” Auntie Pamela Young , a ranger at Kamay National Park, teaches a group of schoolchildren about the Aboriginal calendar by showing them the acacia wattle flowers. When they bloom the women and girls were taught that the whales were migrating , it was good lobster hunting time and that the medicine on the tree was ready.

Central - view

the importance of educating non-Aboriginal (and young Aboriginal people) on the significance of Aboriginal cultural sites

North West - view

fight to protect a local art site

North Coastal - view

Songlines that go across present day Sydney, into Queensland and across to Central Australia