Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Murramarang Aboriginal Area

This reserve protects what is regarded as the largest midden on the south coast. To local Aboriginal people, the site is a tangible link with the past and a place where their ancestors were sometimes buried. The lagoon, to the north of the headland, is home to a serpent associated with traditional religious beliefs about the creation of the land. The area continues to be used by local Aboriginal people for fishing, recreation and educational activities. The site is important because of its size and the diversity of cultural remains, providing a wealth of information on the antiquity and complexity of the traditional dwellers.

The area is also popular for surfing, beach and rock fishing, diving, swimming and exploring the rock platform. The walking track offers panoramic views of the coastline.

Sources & Further reading

Flood, Josephine, 2004, Archaeology of the Dreamtime, JB Publications.                                                                                                            
Author: M. H. Monroe
Last updated: 30/09/2011
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