Towra Point Keeping Place | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Towra Point Keeping Place

Item details

Name of item: Towra Point Keeping Place
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Aboriginal
Category: Burial
Primary address: , Kurnell, NSW 2231
Local govt. area: Sutherland
Local Aboriginal Land Council: La Perouse
Hectares (approx): 1.5
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
 KurnellSutherland  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This is a culturally sensitive site. Exact location is not public information. For more information about this site please contact the Heritage Databases Team at email address: ahims@environment.nsw.gov.au
Date significance updated: 14 May 15
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Description

Physical description: What's on the ground?
The Aboriginal burial site contains the ancestral remains of Aboriginal people. Evidence of past Aboriginal occupation (campsites evidenced by shell middens and stone artefact scatters) can be found in the local area.

Nature of the environment
The small area that comprises the repatriation site is close to Towra Beach. Local vegetation is dominated by sclerophyll forest and includes Coast Banksia and Tea Tree.
Further information: This is a culturally sensitive site. Exact location is not public information. Located entirely within Towra Point Nature Reserve. Contact OEH for information.
Current use: Located within the Towra Point Nature Reserve, a protected area managed for the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. Access to the reserve is restricted in order to reduce the impact of people on its fragile ecosystems.

History

Historical notes: The land comprising the Towra Point Keeping Place Aboriginal Place is located within the Towra Point Nature Reserve, a protected area managed for the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. Towra Point Nature Reserve is a wetland of international importance. Access to the reserve is restricted in order to reduce the impact of people on its fragile ecosystems.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
2. Peopling-Peopling the continent Aboriginal cultures and interactions with other cultures-Activities associated with maintaining, developing, experiencing and remembering Aboriginal cultural identities and practices, past and present. Aboriginal Culture-

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
NPW Act - Aboriginal Place  03 Jan 03   

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5062897
File number: 04/00541 & NPWS/ASR52/3/1114


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