Tuesday November 8, 2005

Mosman’s Aboriginal heritage

Mosman LGA is exceptional in its Aboriginal archaeological heritage. Evidence of Aboriginal occupation can be found in all landforms across the municipality, especially in areas where little development has taken place. The rock art found around Mosman exhibits an impressive range of engraved and painted figures including hand stencils, whales, fish, macropods (kangaroos) and ancestral beings. Shell middens are virtually everywhere around Mosman’s foreshore, offering us glimpses into the past. There are very few areas in metropolitan Sydney where it is possible to view such a magnificent concentration of Aboriginal heritage.

The Aboriginal Heritage Study of the Mosman Local Government Area was designed to bring together archaeological values (identified through background research and survey) and cultural values (identified through consultation with the Aboriginal community and oral history) in a holistic assessment of Mosman’s Aboriginal landscape…  read more

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