Aboriginal Culture

Before European settlement, the Yuipera tribe lived in this area and utilised its rich natural resources. Evidence can be found in numerous shell middens present in the Cape Hillsborough National Park. One in particular is featured on the Diversity Boardwalk. Middens were formed when shellfish were collected from the nearby mangroves, roasted over open fires, eaten and the shells discarded onto a pile. Other evidence such as a stone fish trap can be found at Hidden Valley, where an Aboriginal Plant Walk is featured.

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