Category Archives: Aboriginal History

20,000 Aboriginal artefacts

The new M15 Hunter Expressway knocks half an hour off our trip to Sydney. It bypasses the most tiresome part of the old journey, replacing it with travel at 110 kilometres an hour. During the construction of the 40 kilometre … Continue reading

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Chocolate Lily

We went up Lagoon Mountain on Tuesday with a botanist and were lucky enough to find  a Chocolate Lily. Just the one plant, flowering out of season, at the start of winter instead of in spring. For such a small … Continue reading

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Aboriginal scarred tree 4

Last Sunday we walked over to the very beautiful paddock know as the Lower Wilderness. We went to check on a water trough that had recently been overflowing. My brother had adjusted the float while we were away. It was … Continue reading

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Aboriginal scarred trees 3

We found these two Aboriginal scarred trees yesterday. Living and growing White Box trees. Big and old. The first tree is fantastic. The overgrowth of the bark is very deep over the scar.  When I put my hand into the … Continue reading

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Here be wombats!

Watch out Ellie! You don’t want to go in there… In my final post for last year,  I wrote of the return of wombats to our land after many decades absence. Here is fresh evidence – a new wombat hole! … Continue reading

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Aboriginal scarred tree 2

This was the first Aboriginal scarred tree we found. It is next to the gravel public road on Warra Warra, directly opposite the gate between two of our properties. We have passed it many hundreds of times without really seeing … Continue reading

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Signs in the landscape 2

Everywhere. Traces of white ‘settlement’ in the landscape. Stretching back to 1828, like an old fence line between the past and present. Timber, wire, metal, glass. Ghost gateways to former paddocks and yards. Old posts; sometimes a single sentinel, often … Continue reading

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