What is Aboriginal heritage?
Aboriginal heritage is anything that is an Aboriginal area, an Aboriginal object or archaeological evidence of Aboriginal occupation of an area. It also includes non-physical elements, such as family stories, song lines, Dreamtime stories. We inherit Aboriginal heritage from the past and pass this on to future generations to use, learn and be inspired by. In the northern Sydney region due to the impacts of the invasion, much ‘traditional’ knowledge has not survived. While more Aboriginal history will emerge, the AHO’s main focus is on the archaeological remains that have survived but which are fragile and easily damaged. If a site is destroyed it is lost forever.
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