New signs will be installed at Yatte Yattah and Bawley Point to highlight the Aboriginal acknowledge the long and rich history of Aboriginal people and their spiritual and cultural connections to the region.
Shoalhaven Tourism will install 35 new Aboriginal town signs throughout the city.
Aboriginal Advisory Committee representative Troy Lenihan said it was wonderful to see the Aboriginal community and council working together.
“We were pleased to see that appropriate protocol was taken by Shoalhaven City Council in consultation with the Aboriginal Advisory Committee and it was a privilege to be asked to be involved in the design and creation of the signage,” said Mr Lenihan.
“This is what our committee is for -establishing open lines of communication between the Aboriginal community and Shoalhaven City Council.”
Mayor Joanna Gash said the benefits, especially from a tourism perspective, were “significant” and fostered a “greater awareness of the strong Aboriginal ties we have in the Shoalhaven”.
“The signs are also an acknowledgment of the traditional owners and of their connection to places throughout the Shoalhaven,” Cr Gash said.
New signs will be erected at Bawley Point, meaning Brown Snake and Yatte Yattah, meaning Water tumble down.
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