The Yarrabilba area forms part of the broader cultural landscape of the Albert River catchment and Mt Tamborine area, an area which also contains archaeological and cultural sites including Bora Grounds that continue to be of high significance to Aboriginal people living in the region
Three stone artefacts were discovered from four test excavations undertaken over a thirty (30) m2 area.
This opening celebration was an opportunity to showcase the culturally scarred Ironbark trunk that was relocated for the Project, together with a cultural information display designed by Jabree Ltd, that are now a permanent feature at the entrance of the new Helensvale Light Rail Station.
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The size of the artefact scatter and variety of materials suggests traditional camping took place within the boundaries of the project area, with Traditional Pathways crossing the Coomera landscape.
The alignment for Stage 3A is proposed within a highly developed area but is also in proximity to the Jebbribillum Bora Ground, and the Bora Memorial Rock, which holds high archaeological, cultural, historic and aesthetic value to the traditional owners of the Gold Coast.
Traditional fire making techniques, boomerang and spear throwing, string making and didgeridoo playing … what a great way to start to the week!
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Jabree and Stockland have established an agreement for future works to define the extent of the artefact scatter and to map its boundary.
The estimated age of one scarred tree suggests the tree was used by someone on the Gold Coast in the late 1800s or early 1900s.