Culture and heritage

Aboriginal heritage

Aboriginal women's heritage - Nambucca

Few people have studied the historical experiences of Aboriginal women in NSW, and the subject has generally had a low public profile. This book helps to change that.

The book is one of the outcomes of a project which maps Aboriginal women's heritage in two local landscapes - Nambucca and Nowra. Through oral history interviews, the book looks at the relationship between Aboriginal women and the coastal landscape of the Nambucca Valley. It focuses on the lives of nine local Aboriginal women elders, mapping the places in the local landscape that have been important to them.

By telling stories from their life, these Aboriginal women explain their role as custodians of an important part of Aboriginal traditional knowledge. The book maps their memories, stories, resource places and social places in detail.

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Page last updated: 05 August 2011