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Washpool

End of Button Road

Sellicks Beach, SA 5174

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Come and learn about one of the last remaining examples of a natural coastal lagoon along the Adelaide coastline.

The Washpool and Blue Lagoon Open Day will be a fantastic opportunity to come and learn about the Washpool’s ecological and cultural importance.

Join a tour with an environmental or cultural expert, take a look through binoculars or telescopes to spot migratory birds, meet members of the Kaurna community, and chat with locals who have been caring for the site for many years.

  • Family friendly event.

  • Refreshments and lunch provided.

  • Bring comfortable walking shoes.

Located between Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park and Sellicks Beach, the Washpool and Blue Lagoon is a rare and special wetland playing host to a variety of migratory bird species, diverse aquatic life, and is culturally significant to the Kaurna Aboriginal people:

“Acknowledgement of our Forefathers and Foremothers of Kaurna who cared for this Land. Their fights against all elements to maintain a pristine environment so that their descendants were healthy and enriched with food.

Their knowledge of caring for the Land and Animals extended into every corner of their boundary. This was not just there Home but their Garden of Eden filled with people, animals and medicine so this is why and how they could continue to live in their way which they have lived for thousands and thousands of years.

This Land is the Country of Winnaynee and the Traditional Owner was Mullawarraburka and his descendants. These descendants of Mullawarraburka still carry the knowledge and care for Country.

The movement of the Clan Groups would travel in the seasons from their Winter Camps to their Summer Camps. There would be burning off of the land to produce a balance for them, including Flora and Fauna as they are care-takers of their homes and land. They had to preserve the balance of Life not just for themselves but for Animals and caring of Rivers so that the Sea life could continue to survive.

As it was passed on to Kaurna Descendants we the Kaurna Caretakers of today would like to continue to support an Environment Department in all aspects of Land, Animals, Rivers, Sea and Our Sacred Site, both of importance to men or women just like our Forefathers and Foremothers who care for the Indigenous Culture as a whole."





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