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New additions to Kings Bush Reserve celebrate Aboriginal culture

FIVE new interpretive signs celebrating Aboriginal culture and customs were unveiled at Kings Bush Reserve in Camden this week.

Funded through Greater Sydney Local Land Services, the Camden Council-led project is part of the Aboriginal Pathways Program which aims to create greater knowledge, awareness and understanding of local Aboriginal culture in the area.

Greater Sydney Land Services Manager Bill Dixon said the signs addressed Aboriginal cultural perspectives, stories and connections of the Dharawal people.

“They cover a range of topics including connection with bushland, river ecology and habitat, traditional use of plants and a history of Dharawal Land,” he said.

“Camden Council worked with the Camden Aboriginal community on this initiative, consulting with Tharawal Local Aboriginal Land Council, Cubbitch Barta Native Title Aboriginal Corporation, and the Mygunyah Camden Aboriginal Residents Group.

“This is a fantastic initiative and one we are very proud to support.”

The installation of the signage is the third and final instalment of the Aboriginal Pathways Program, designed to engage the local Aboriginal community in bush care and other natural resource management activities.

The $10,000 project was made possible via funding from the Australian Government.

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