Community & Rememberence

Term 3

Aboriginal Language

Language is important to the aboriginal people because they will lose there culture if you take them.

  • Explain the importance of language to the Aboriginal people in your own words

Place Names

The Aboriginal name for Shellharbour has been has been recorded as both Yerrowah (meeting place) and wonwin, (place where the big fish were). The European name for Shellharbour refers to the large quantities of shells found in Aboriginal middens along the foreshore in the early mid 19th century. Due to the mining of the shells in the mid 19th century for the production of lime these vast middens no longer remain.