The region’s indigenous community will tomorrow come together to celebrate the declaration of Bellambi Point as an Aboriginal Place.
The area, north of Wollongong, contains one of the largest Aboriginal shell middens in the state, emphasising its use as a source of food and beauty over a long period of time.
In 1965, a burial site was found in the surrounds. The ancestral remains and a number of artefacts were previously removed from the area but are set to be restored to the native land.
Bellambi Point was nominated as a site of special significance by the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Council.
On June 1, 2012, Minister for the Environment Robyn Parker announced Bellambi Point would be named an Aboriginal Place. It is the 80th Aboriginal Place to be declared in NSW.
The event will run from 11am to 2pm tomorrow at Bellambi Point.