In accordance with traditional Aboriginal religious beliefs, we have a spiritual attachment to our land and the flora and fauna upon it. We conserve and utilise our natural resources in line with traditional wisdom thereby preserving them for future generations.
Coomaditchie Lagoon (also known as Coomaditchy Lagoon) and its surrounds are of significance to our local area for aesthetic, scientific and cultural reasons. The Lagoon is one of the largest lagoons in Wollongong and is a rare and important wildlife habitat populated with seagulls, swans and pelicans. The Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation is a caretaker of this precious resource.
Listen to the ABC Radio National Off Track programme featuring Coomaditchie Elder, Lorraine Brown speaking about how the Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation is taking care of the lagoon.
Coomaditchie - by Lorraine Brown (a digital story from the Lake Illawarra MAP Project
More than just a Course - by Narelle Thomas (a digital story from the Lake Illawarra MAP Project)
Ngaraba-aan............past, present, future
To learn more about Country and our connection to Country in the Illawarra, follow the links on the resources below.