The Legend of the Lizard

In 1980 a Northern Territory Aboriginal man visited the Hunter and, while passing through Laguna, pointed out a rock face, which he said was the birthplace of a giant lizard.

This lizard was said to have wandered across the land, carving out the valley as it went. He said the lizard would be found, petrified, in a ridge at the end of the valley.

His account coincided with a previously recorded Hunter legend about Yellow Rock a prominent landform 400m above the valley floor near Broke. Yellow Rock was considered by locals to be the head of a giant lizard, with its body being the ridge behind. A natural arch to the top of Yellow Rock is said to be the eye of the lizard.


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Possum Skin Cloaks

Possum Skin Cloaks are very important to Awabakal people. These cloaks hold knowledge and stories from our ancestors in the designs.


Awabakal Dreaming

The Awabakal people have many Dreaming stories. These stories have been passed down through the generations from our elders and our ancestors.


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