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Carrum's Indigenous heritage

11 Feb 2019



Vision. Archaeologists sifting through dirt in search of artefacts. Man driving bobcat and digging soil for archaeologists to sift.

Jake Chitty, Environmental Adviser

Our archaeologists undertook an assessment of the entire project area and today's dig is the result of that excavation.

Vision. Uncle Shane checking excavated soil. Plastic bags containing artefacts found. Bobcat emptying soil on to sorting table. Archaeologist sifting through soil while a train passes by.

Uncle Shane, Bunurong Land Council

There would have been a lot of food sources here birds, wildlife, fish, so it would have been a prime location. That's why you find a lot of cultural materials up and down the foreshores and around the creek lines. It gives us a broader idea of the significance of the area because of where it is and what Carrum Swamp represents in Indigenous history. So they're getting more of an understanding so that's really good.

Text. Meet the Experts, Indigenous heritage, Carrum Information Hub, 2 February 2019, 10am to 1pm. Level Crossing Removal Project. Victoria’s Big Build, Victoria State Government, Authorised by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne.

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