This work tells of the Yuin people being Salt Water People, where they lived beside the ocean, traded goods from fishing, and feasted on all that came from the ocean. Their tradition lands Wallaga Lake was formed a long time ago, and today is a flathead breading area . The park provides important catchment protection for Wallaga Lake which was formed by the drowning of 2 river valleys between 6-10,000 years ago. The area has historical and mythological significance for the Aboriginal people. Merriman Island in Wallaga Lake is a sacred place for the Yuin people. In November 1977, it was the first place in New South Wales to be declared an Aboriginal Heritage site by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. The Yuin people have lived in this area for thousands of years, living off the abundance that the area had to offer.
Size 62cm x 45cm