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Derrawa Dhaura Aboriginal Place

Item details

Name of item: Derrawa Dhaura Aboriginal Place
Other name/s: Gollion Ochre Quarry
Type of item: Landscape
Group/Collection: Aboriginal
Category: Place of significance
Location: Lat: -35.108454408 Long: 149.147954544
Primary address: , Springrange, NSW 2620
Parish: Talagandra
County: Murray
Local govt. area: Yass Valley
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Onerwal
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
PART LOT3 DP861596
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
 SpringrangeYass ValleyTalagandraMurrayPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The values for which Derrawa Dhaura Aboriginal Place has been assessed as being significant to Aboriginal culture include, but are not limited to, the site being an important source of rare yellow, red and purple ochre which is highly sought after as a pigment used for decorative purposes, such as body decoration, rock art, bark painting, weapon decoration, preserving animal skins and mortuary practices. The ochre, being a highly prized resource, would have been exchanged and traded during the large intertribal gatherings of Aboriginal groups that passed through the area for such events as the feasting of the Bogong moths.
Date significance updated: 24 Feb 20
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Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
NPW Act - Aboriginal Place  17 Aug 18 785237

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
ElectronicState of New South Wales2018Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales View detail

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Data source

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Name: Heritage NSW
Database number: 5066529

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