Link with the past

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Link with the past

Aboriginal shelters near estuaries usually contain shells and charcoal deposited in thick compacted layers called a midden. Shell midden material is the result of accumulated meals of local shellfish such as oysters, cockles and mud whelks. In some shelters there may only be a few individual shells. Shells and other objects present in shelters provide information about traditional Aboriginal culture and are a direct link to the past.

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