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the QR codes will provide you with additional KNOWLEDGE + PREPARING background information and video content. CULTURE + LEARNING Preparing FOR for yourYOUR visit VISIT Interpretive Signage CREATING THE SIGNAGE

ABORIGINAL CULTURAL WAYS

BEFORE YOU VISIT

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE cial significance Interpreting and understanding Aboriginal belief systems Ballina coastline and the unique perspective of belonging to ‘Country’ ke DreamingThis path crosses Country that is of special requires careful consideration andsignificance explanation. A respectful approach is to ask the people who know, the for Aboriginal people. Places along the Ballina coastline people who have always lived here. al people for are conected by the Goanna and the Snake cultural story. ure and This is the process that was followed in developing the for the to interpretive signage on for the East Ballina Today this areacontent is important Aboriginal people Aboriginal Place section of the Coastal Recreational learning about Path. traditional culture and maintaining a

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g former Local keepers of cultural knowledge have shared some h provide a There are many layers of meaning connecting and future stories and memories through signage that can be Aboriginal people the to the land. Some are ancient links relating the backEast to the time of the Dreaming, explaining the viewed when visiting Ballina Aboriginal Place. creation of the landscape and how people were taught ginal families of to care for their Country. Others are modern onnection toThe material gathered and presented is a result of a connections and memories, with some formed in the collaboration between the local Aboriginal community, tragedies that served to drive people off their traditional ritage 2012 lands. Land Council, Ballina Shire Council Jali Local Aboriginal l Place formally Aboriginal people decided onHeritage. the information that has ry cultural values and the NSW Office of Environment and been shared and the manner in which this could be communicated. This is reflected in the diversity of material provided here, which helps give some insight into the cultural significance and meanings associated EAST BALLINA ABORIGINAL PLACE with the landscapes traversed by this path. original Elders, d memories The with Coastal Recreational Path runs along the Ballina

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VISIT Before you visit the path, weBEFORE recommendYOU that you download a QR code scanner app. This can be done the path, we recommend simply by visiting your smartBefore phone’syou appvisit store. that you download a QR code scanner app.

Along the path you will see QR codes displayed on the This can be done simply by visiting your interpretive signs. When scanned by your smartphone, smart the QR codes will provide you with phone’s additionalapp store. background information and video content.

Along the path you will see QR codes

displayed on the signs. When scanned

Local Aboriginal heritage at the East Ballina Aboriginal Place

by your smartphone, the QR codes will provide you with additional background information and video content.

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ACCESSING THE PATH The majority of the signage is located between Flat Rock Tent Park carpark and Angels Beach carpark. Both of these carparks can be accessed from The Coast Road. See the map overpage.

Shire coastline from Ballina to Skennars Head.

ere has been a Aboriginal This place contains a landscape of extensive cultural Council, Ballina features and natural resources, including former wetlands vironment and

and coastal ecosystems, that provide a continuing

teaching resource for current and future generations. The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage 2012 declaration of the East Ballina Aboriginal Place formally

MORE INFORMATION For further information about the cultural material telephone Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council Ballina 02 6686 7055. For directions on the Coastal Recreational Path telephone the Ballina Visitor Information Centre 1800 777 666.

recognises the historic and contemporary cultural values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that these displays and associated digital links contain images and voices of people who have passed away.

of this land.

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ABORIGINAL CULTURAL WAYS

CONNECTING PEOPLE TO LAND

The numbers illustrated on the map to the left, show the location

There are many layers of meaning connecting Aboriginal people

of signage. These themes listed below, provide opportunity for

to the land. Some are ancient links, explaining the creation of

quiet reflection of the history, recollections and stories shared.

the landscape and how people were taught to care for their Country. Others are modern connections and memories.

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Welcome to Country History of the East Ballina Aboriginal Place The 1850s East Ballina Massacre Adapting to Change

Aboriginal people decided on the information that has been shared here and the manner in which this could be communicated. This is reflected in the diversity of material provided on the Cultural Ways signage which helps give some insight into the cultural significance and meanings associated

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The Three Brothers | cultural story

with the landscapes traversed by The Coastal Recreational

The Sand Piper | cultural story

Path.

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Aboriginal sites of signficance

CREATING THE SIGNAGE

Coastcare in action

Interpreting and understanding Aboriginal belief systems and the unique perspective of belonging to ‘Country’ requires

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Using natural resources Natural abundance sustains life

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careful consideration and explanation. A respectful approach is to ask the people who know, the people who have always lived in the place. This is the process that was followed in developing the content

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Camping on the Coast

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Guided by the seasons

for the Aboriginal Cultural Ways signage on the path at East Ballina Aboriginal Place.

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Sharing knowledge | connecting people to Country Bundjalung - Yugambeh | an ancient language How dolphins came about | cultural story

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What’s this picture | Imagining how it was...

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8 Aboriginal Cultural Ways Signage East Ballina Aboriginal Place

© This map is for illustrative purposes and is not to scale.

Digby Moran Cultural Ways Theme for Coastal Track 2015 The Goanna and the Snake | cultural story

Digby Moran describes this artwork as ... “representing the track along the Ballina Coast with its scattering of pipis and stones. The lines can

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The man who killed the porpoise | cultural story

represent the flow of water and waves but also have significant cultural meaning for Aboriginal people of the local area.”

Aboriginal Cultural Ways Signage  

Local Aboriginal heritage at East Ballina Aboriginal Place in Ballina Shire

Aboriginal Cultural Ways Signage  

Local Aboriginal heritage at East Ballina Aboriginal Place in Ballina Shire