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Reviving culture

Published 1 July 2021 Work with Aboriginal communities to maintain or revive cultural knowledge and practices of Sea Country.
content image Traditional owner, Cheryl Davison, speaks to primary school students from Quaama, Cobargo and Bermagui who participated in basket weaving and a number of other cultural activities during a Sea Country education activity at Long Swamp, Bermagui.


Aboriginal culture is the world’s oldest continuous culture. Aboriginal communities continue to preserve traditional customs and knowledge, which inform contemporary practices.

This project supports Aboriginal people to share cultural knowledge and practices of Sea Country.

The South Coast Sea Country School Education program showcases Aboriginal culture and supports primary school students learning about Sea Country.

The program includes online activities and field-based excursions led by Aboriginal Elders to experience activities such as traditional storytelling, basket weaving, tool making, fishing and preparation of traditional foods.


  • NSW South Coast
  • NSW Central Coast
  • NSW North Coast

Local government areas - Clarence Valley Council, Eurobodalla Shire, Nambucca Valley council, Shoalhaven council

Lead agency

Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries


  • Local Aboriginal communities
  • NSW Department of Education

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