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ABC online education. Grotto Point Sydney. Australian states. Meaning of land to Aboriginal people - Creative Spirits. What does land mean to Aboriginal people?

Meaning of land to Aboriginal people - Creative Spirits

Non-Indigenous people and land owners might consider land as something they own, a commodity to be bought and sold, an asset to make profit from, but also a means to make a living off it or simply ‘home’ [1]. For Aboriginal people the relationship is much deeper. Land Rights: 03/06/2014, Behind the News. Today is Mabo Day.

Land Rights: 03/06/2014, Behind the News

It's the anniversary of a court decision that recognised for the first time that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a special connection to the land of their ancestors. So we asked special guest reporter Dwayne to give us his insight into what that connection is all about. But first a warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers this story contains images of people who've died. Guide to Aboriginal sites and places - Creative Spirits. You can find Aboriginal sites everywhere in Australia.

Guide to Aboriginal sites and places - Creative Spirits

Even in heavily urbanised environments like Sydney many Aboriginal places survive. This guide outlines different Aboriginal sites and explains what Aboriginal people used them for [1]. Guide to Sydney’s Aboriginal places - Creative Spirits. I have compiled guides for several significant Aboriginal places.

Guide to Sydney’s Aboriginal places - Creative Spirits

Sites which are also accessible by public transport are marked with a bus, those inaccessible within a reasonable time by public transport are marked with a car. Aboriginal sites in the city. Grotto Point Aboriginal engraving site. Sydney Harbour National Park Overview Sydney Harbour National Park’s rock engravings immerse you in Sydney’s Aboriginal heritage.

Grotto Point Aboriginal engraving site

Head to Grotto Point at Dobroyd Head for historic rock art and scenic views. Bondi Golf Course Aboriginal site - Creative Spirits. Site description Originally three groups of engraved figures were recorded here in the late 1880s.

Bondi Golf Course Aboriginal site - Creative Spirits

Only one group remains clearly visible. Another is covered by grass, the third which is still visible, has been vandalised by graffiti. Australian Sacred Sites. Australian Sacred Sites Aboriginal sacred sites are areas or places in Australia of significant Aboriginal Australian meaning within the animist context of the localised indigenous belief system.

Australian Sacred Sites

Most are somehow related to Aboriginal mythology, known as 'The Dreaming, or The Dreamtime'. Identifying Aboriginal Sites. The Sydney Basin is one of the richest provinces in Australia in terms of Aboriginal archaeological sites.

Identifying Aboriginal Sites

There are thousands of Aboriginal sites, more than half of which contain rock art, and in Sydney’s sandstone belt at least 1500 rock shelters have been discovered to contain cultural deposit. A significant number of sites have been found in the northern Sydney area and there are likely to be many more that have yet to be identified. All Aboriginal sites have legal protection under both state and federal law and it is an offence to damage or destroy them without agreement from the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). Particular locations within a landscape have the strongest likelihood of harbouring sites.