THE SAND HILLS

The sand hills of Cunnamulla have historical and continuing importance for Aboriginal people. Aboriginal people living at Bottom Camp regularly crossed the sand hills to reach town, to go to school or work, or to reach the old hospital. It is believed that, long ago, Aboriginal people were buried in the sand hills but these sites have been disturbed since the town of Cunnamulla was established. Some of the tallest dunes have been depleted by locals taking the sand for building and landscaping projects. An Aboriginal community group has erected a fence to protect the dunes, which run from town south towards the Bottom Camp. But it is still possible for visitors to enter via the gate and walk the historic sandy tracks that crisscross the landscape.

Sand Hills, Cunnamulla

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Sand Hills in Cunnamulla