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5 Oct 2013
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The traditional owners - The Darumbul People - welcome visitors to their country and ask that people respect and enjoy this special area

Various archaeological surveys were completed within the Parks in the 1980s and ‘90s.  These surveys located a series of shell middens along the Conservation Parks frontal dune system and headlands (DERM, 2013, p. 12).  Shell middens are described as places where Aboriginals left debris from eating shellfish and other food has accumulated over time.  They types of shells in a midden can show the type of marine environment that was used, and the time of year when Aboriginal people used it. (NSW Environment and Heritage, 2013).  Stone tool artefacts were also found during archaeological surveys and it is likely further sites are yet to be discovered (DERM, 2013, p. 12).  Protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage places is important for the Darumbal people to understand and connect with past history (DERM, 2013, p. 12).

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