Reburial of Aboriginal remains at Darlington Estate

Reburial of Aboriginal remains at Darlington Estate, Singleton Heights. Singleton Shire Council gives permission for an Aboriginal skeleton to be reburied in a recreation reserve near the building site where it was uncovered. After discussion with the Newcastle Awabakal Aboriginal Co-operative and Singleton Aborigines, the National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that the skeleton be reburied and that a stone monument be erected. The reburial takes place in a rare and moving Aboriginal burial ceremony held in front of 200 children and adults. The remains are prepared in traditional style: wrapped in a cylinder of ti-tree bark bound in a spiral with leaves” (Newcastle Herald, 10 August 1982)