Protecting Blacktown’s Aboriginal heritage

18 November, 2010

Protecting Blacktown's Aboriginal heritage

November 18, 2010

The support of the Blacktown Aboriginal community is being sought to contribute to a workshop on the area's Aboriginal past.

Mary Dallas Consulting Archaeologists have requested the presence of Aboriginal locals at the workshop on Tuesday, November 23 at Blacktown Library, Max Webber Function Room.

Archaeologists are keen to speak with people who have an extended history with the Blacktown area, but are also after information from the 1950s and 60s.

That data collated will then form the basis of how to best protect the Aboriginal history of the region for the Blacktown Council.

The study aims to explore the many things that are significant to Aboriginal people in the Blacktown Local Government area today, including recent and historic places, memories, stories, images, objects and so on.

The study does not seek to document 'everything', but to make sure Council is appropriately recognising, documenting and managing Aboriginal heritage into the future based on Aboriginal community wishes.

It's intended to be for the benefit of the local Aboriginal community, and all are urged to come along and highlight the area's Aboriginal heritage.

The workshop will be held from 9:30am Tuesday, November 23 at Blacktown Library, Max Webber Function Room, Blacktown.

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We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.