Aboriginal people have been living in the Illawarra region and managing their environment for at least 20,000 years.
As a coastal dwelling, hunter-gatherer society, the people of the Illawarra consumed a rich diet of seafood, local animals such as kangaroo, wallaby and possum and a wide variety of plant life, which was also used for medicines and in ceremonies as bodily decoration.
Fishing was a major part of their daily life and fish traps like this one were an ingenious method for catching fish.
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