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A great restoration at Tulladunna Reserve

Unveiling near Wee Waa last week

Helen Wenner, James Hutchinson-Smith, Mayor Cathy Redding, Robyn Keeffe, Clifford Toomey, Anne Dennis, Bronwyn Cameron, Glenda Mason and Linden Ross.

Members of the Wee Waa community gathered on May 2 to celebrate the opening of the Tulladunna Reserve in Wee Waa.

The reserve, which is of high cultural significance to the Aboriginal community, has recently been restored from a degraded state.

The site has been revegetated, places of significance on the reserve, including a Bora Ring, scarred trees, and burial sites have been protected, and a cultural burn was undertaken in September of last year.

In addition to this, more recent Aboriginal occupation has been memorialised by the addition of signs throughout the landscape.

Each of the families who camped by the river has been honoured with a sign marking the position of that family’s permanent campsite.

The project was funded by Local Land Services in partnership with the Wee Waa Local Aboriginal Land Council.

Work was undertaken after extensive community consultation, and was completed by members of the Wee Waa community, the Wee Waa Local Aboriginal Land Council, a team of TAFE students, who were enrolled in a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and Corrective Services, who will continue to maintain the site.