Topics: Culture

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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

South West - view

These remains have now been returned to Australia and are waiting to be returned to their descendants.

North West - view

feeling drawn to Mt Yengo , then discovering that it was a major east coast ceremonial gathering place. “That’s why I feel it; it’s been passed down through my DNA

Central - view

set up The Aboriginal Legal Service

West - view

Stonecutter’s Ridge , a large Aboriginal site where silcrete was mined and traded since long before white settlement. He also explains how stone tools were made and the uses of different kinds of stone. Uncle Gordon is also in charge of a local reburial.

South Coastal - view

Aboriginal dance group performed for Taumarunui High School’s cultural group who visited from New Zealand

West - view

Uncle Neddy , who cared for him and shared old stories and knowledge with him and his mother

West - view

being shown sites at Penrith.

North Coastal - view

the knowledge that was taught to him as a child

South West - view

skeletal remains and indigenous artefacts that can be identified are returned. “We have been privileged on occasion to be invited to those funerals.”

Central - view

1974 the All Blacks won the South Sydney League

West - view

Currently Chris works as a cultural interpreter for NSW National Parks . For Chris Tobin, his identity gives him heritage, responsibilities and a deep sense of belonging.

South Coastal - view

shell middens