Indigenous artefacts returned to Seaford
10 Dec 2020
With the aim of learning about and preserving the rich Indigenous heritage of Seaford and surrounds, in 2018 the Seaford level crossing removal project team, together with the Bunurong Land Council, led archaeological excavations of the rail corridor.
More than 200 potential artefacts, some of which were more than 10,000 years old, were uncovered and over the past two years they have been catalogued and analysed in partnership with the Bunurong Land Council and Aboriginal Victoria.
On Friday 27 November representatives from the Bunurong Land Council returned 233 artefacts to Country. Some of these artefacts are stone tools, made of materials like quartzite and silcrete, which would have been used as hammer stones, engravers, drills and piercers.
The artefacts help paint a vivid picture of this rich community and their connection to Country which thrived in the area before colonisation. It was an honour for the Level Crossing Removal Project to be part of the process of returning these treasures back to their home now that the project is complete.