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Carvings in time

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For a best day ever, take yourself back in time. If you look closely at the image you can distinguish the outlines of a kangaroo or wallaby. These carvings are some of the 11 or so found in the Glades Bay Native Gardens area in Gladesville.

These carvings are located at what was once a campsite for the local Cammeraygal people. Axe grinding grooves, remains of shells (middens) and blackened caves can also be found in the area as evidence of life before European settlement in the area.

It’s a delightful short stroll clearly full of history, far enough away from the urban noise to be able to imagine a peaceable life here before European settlers arrived in the area. At 24 Hours in Sydney, we know that European settlement is well documented. It is though very important to remember the traditional occupants of Sydney that lived here for thousands of years prior. #yougottalovesydney

IMAGE CREDIT: Wikimedia Commons