Archaeological artefacts unearthed at Wirraway

Indigenous artefacts discovered during dig

Indigenous artefacts dating back 3,000 years ago have been discovered during an archaeological dig at Wirraway.

The items were discovered while South East Archaeology were conducting salvage works with representatives of the Wonnarua Cultural Services and Mindirriba Local Land Council.

Archaeologists and Wonnarua Elders have been sifting through samples from the dig and have recovered artefacts indicating Indigenous people hunted in the area thousands of years ago.

DHA is exploring an opportunity to display the artefacts onsite to celebrate the strong link that the Wonnarua people have to the area.

Two areas of the development have been identified during the dig as containing archaeological artefacts.

Wirraway is an exciting new parkland neighbourhood located in Thornton just 27 kilometres from Newcastle and 13 kilometres from the Maitland CBD. The new community will one day be home to more than 500 families.

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