Mapping Attachment: A spatial approach to Aboriginal post-contact heritage

This publication documents a project conducted in the Forster, Tuncurry and Taree areas that mapped the natural environment to identify Aboriginal places and landscapes post-colonisation.

Date
1 June 2004
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW)
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-74137-0523
  • ID DEC20040001
  • File PDF 7.3MB
  • Pages 213
  • Name mapping-attachment-a-spatial-approach-to-aboriginal-post-contact-heritage-040001.pdf

For Aboriginal people, the places that make up their heritage are a living part of Aboriginal culture. These places are a lifeline between living generations and the country they belong to.

This publication gives voice to the Biripi and Worimi People who speak about their memories, stories, histories and emotions, and the intimate connection they have with the places they describe.

Mapping the natural environment will acknowledge, respect and conserve Aboriginal people’s attachment to Country. We have successfully mapped Aboriginal sites across New South Wales, mainly recording what is visible on the ground: stone artefacts, shell middens, rock art. The mapping of attachment presents a unique challenge because it is subtle and personal.