HMD21 141 5 Image 1 Nimbo Creek merging with the Tumut River Roy Barker Heritage NSW

Nimbo Creek Common declared an Aboriginal Place

Friday, 25 June 2021

Nimbo Creek Common has been declared an Aboriginal Place for its importance as a traditional place of teaching and maintaining cultural practices for the local Brungle and Tumut Aboriginal community.

The area along Nimbo Creek was of importance to the local Aboriginal people as a reliable source of food. Fish were plentiful and the men used the bark of the river red gums to build canoes.

Community members speak of fishing with river shrimp, witchetty grubs and worms as bait, and making and using nets to bring in their catch, practices which continue to this day.

The declaration of this Aboriginal Place will ensure its protection as  a traditional place of teaching and maintaining cultural practices for the local Brungle and Tumut Aboriginal community.

Photo: Roy Barker, Heritage NSW