Who owns Bidjigal Reserve?
the Bidjigal Reserve Trust
Bidjigal reserve was dedicated for the purposes of preservation of aboriginal cultural heritage, flora and fauna and public recreation on 22 October 2004. Ownership of the reserve is vested in the Bidjigal Reserve Trust. The reserve is managed by the Bidjigal Reserve Trust Board.
Where does the platypus track start?
Starting Point: The fire trail at the end of Excelsior Avenue, Castle Hill. The track commences at the end of the street.
How long is the platypus track?
The Platypus Track is a 1.7km loop which starts at the end of Excelsior Avenue Castle Hill near Eric Mobbs Reserve playing fields. While it’s called Platypus Track, unfortunately there are no longer any of the creatures in Excelsior Creek. They were regularly seen up to the 1970s until the installation of the sewer.
Is Bidjigal reserve dog friendly?
Burraga Loop Track (Bidjigal Reserve) While dogs are welcome in the Loop Track, they should stay leashed at all times. So, if you were looking for a scenic location to work on your cardio while your furry friend spots you, the Burraga Track is a must-visit place.
What Aboriginal land is Baulkham Hills on?
The name of the Bidjigal is today remembered by the name of the 186-hectare (460-acre) Bidjigal Reserve, in Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Carlingford, North Rocks and Northmead to the north-west of Sydney.
Who are the Bidjigal people?
We acknowledge that Biddegal/Bidjigal/Bedegal people of the Eora Nation are the original inhabitants and custodians of all land and water in the Georges River region. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people represent 0.5% of the Georges River population.
How far is it up Castle Hill Townsville?
Castle Hill is the most popular walking trail within Townsville City – boasting a number of walking trails it is a great way to get fit and be active. From the circular road (3.3km one way) to the more intensive Cudtheringa or Goat tracks Castle Hill is a great place to work out for any fitness level.
Are dogs allowed in North Head?
For the protection of endangered wildlife and plant species, no dogs are permitted at North Head Sanctuary.
What happened to Bidjigal people?
The clan was severely weakened by the many deaths caused by the smallpox epidemic in 1790. At the time, Governor Phillip estimated deaths to be around half of the Aboriginal people, although estimates since then have been much higher, with most of the Bidjigal clan perishing.