Kingborough Council Mayor Dr Graham Bury today unveiled interpretive signage in memory of the Nuenone people.
The sign has been installed on the northern part of the Kettering Oval Track and brings an educational element to the walk. The track was recently upgraded by Kettering community volunteers and Kingborough Lions Club with the assistance of a $5,000 grant from Council.
The sign depicts the history of the tribal group and also helps promote Council’s reconciliation with ancestors of the original tribal inhabitants. Design and research was done by local historian David Hopkins and was then referred to South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation (SETAC) for final approval.
The sign gives a varied history of the Nuenone people including descriptions of their shelters, tools and weapons.
Mayor Dr Bury said a sign like this will give a better understanding of the history of the Channel and Bruny Island area for both locals and visitors to the area.
“We have a place rich in historical value so it is important to promote that aspect and let people reflect on the past,” he said.