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Workers Growing in
|The Upper Hunter community|
This web site has been developed within the Upper Hunter Community.
Throughout the website the Upper Hunter region, residents,
The Upper Hunter includes the Local Government Areas (LGA) of Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter - North West of Sydney-Newcastle.
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Aboriginal peoples living in the Hunter Valley were culturally and environmentally rich groups who had lived in the area for thousands of years. Here are some of the stories from the Upper Hunter following Aboriginal and European contact after 1788,
11A Aboriginal people in the Hunter Valley
The term rock painting is used to describe Aboriginal art were materials have been applied to a rock surface to make a design or picture. These may be elaborate, multi layered and profuse or more simple, like the western concept of a drawing.
Paintings and drawings on rock surfaces are found across Australia. There are numerous sites in the Upper Hunter:
Tiddalik is the key character in one of the most widely related dreaming stories on the eastern seaboard of Australia.
Reading 12D: Tiddalik
The people and organisations
Many people in the Upper Hunter shared their experiences in the development of this web site. For example:
An Aboriginal community
member Personally I am always talking
about my colour and our culture, how blacks deal with things, how we think,
how we feel and they try to be understanding about that. An Aboriginal
community members speaks about experiences of services.
CEO of an Aboriginal organisations Some organization
don’t understand the needs of Aboriginal people, and all the cultural
awareness in the world is not going to change that, because they have
their minds set in government departments on how Aboriginal people are
supposed to be. A CEO of an Aboriginal organisation talks about services.
Les (46 sec)
My name is Glen Morris. I was born in 1951 in Kempsey on the Mid-North Coast of NSW. Me family lived on a Reserve there called Burnt Bridge. There was four of us in the family, me elder sister, meself, younger sister and younger brother. My father worked at the Golf Links as Green Keeper at Kempsey.
13A : Burnt Bridge, The Welfare Board, Doctors
The graphic design of all the banners on the tops of the web pages on this web
site has been based on the Reconciliation Mural by George Anderson and assistaing artists and George Anderson's original design for the mural.