Tag Archives: Wonnarua

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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Baiame – The Maker of All Things

Awesome is an overused word. It is also a misused one. But in relation to this rock painting of the creator being Baiame, it is the only appropriate word. Awesome, in its true sense. Baiame is the creator spirit of … Continue reading

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Due to a misunderstanding…

The true story of the coming of white settlement to the Hunter Valley is a story too big for this post. I will return to this history in future when I can do it justice. This sign in the window … Continue reading

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10,000 years at Camberwell

Aboriginal occupation of the Hunter Valley began at least 20,000 years ago. Further to my previous post on the coal mining threat to Camberwell, the archaeological evidence is that Aboriginal occupation around Camberwell is one of the longest in the … Continue reading

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Signs in the landscape – the Common

At the start of the Gundy Common. The concept of ‘the common’, of land held by a whole community, is a venerable and ancient one no longer current. A concept of the invading forces of white settlement that has a … Continue reading

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