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Traditional Geocache

Across the Water

A cache by The Rocks Sydney Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/5/2016
In New South Wales, Australia
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Set off on The Rocks GeoTour to uncover the rich history of this area as the past is conjured up in the present.

The sites have been interpreted by two Sydney artists to create the caches. There are five to find. Happy exploring!


The Gadigal clan of the Eora nation lived in and around The Rocks’ area at the time of colonisation. It is impossible to ascertain how long they and their ancestors had been living here; the oldest archaeological sites in the Sydney region are around 15,000 years old—more than four times the age of the Egyptian pyramids—and it is likely that the area was occupied up to 50,000 years ago. Australian Aboriginal coastal peoples have a long association with whales, considering stranded whales an important economic resource; they used whale fat to varnish spears, boomerangs and tools, and whalebones to manufacture many items, from utensils and weapons to shelters. Rock engravings and paintings, some estimated to be over 1,000 years old, as well as contemporary stories show the strong relationship between the Eora, whales and the Dreaming. Whale rock carvings were abundant in and around Sydney Harbour before colonisation, and over 1,000 can be viewed in the harbour and wider Sydney region today.

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Last Updated: on 10/16/2017 7:16:26 PM Pacific Daylight Time (2:16 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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