Overview Handmade item Height 152 Centimetres Width 51 Centimetres Materials color, Acrylic, Stretched Canvas One only. Will not be reproduced Signed by Artist with certificate of authenticity Jenny is a Kamilaroi woman Aboriginal painting on stretched canvas SHORES of GLENROCK LAGOON Large 152 cm x 51 cm Jenny is a Kamilaroi woman and is a member of the Worimi Aboriginal Land Council. She is mother of seven children and works with disaffected Indigenous youth. Her experiences are reflected in her art as she relates stories in her own unique way. The story of Shores of Glenrock Lagoon The Glenrock Lagoon cultural landscape is of State, Regional and Local significance because of its rich combination of attributes of historical, archaeological, social and natural significance. Today Glenrock is the site of strong attachments in both the indigenous and non-indigenous communities. Awabakal people maintain links with this area and other local Aboriginal people value it as evidence of the Aboriginal history of this region. Aboriginal people have been present in this landscape for over 10,000 years and probably since the earliest phases of the colonisation of the continent, over 80,000 years ago. They exploited the marine and geological resources of the region and used the beach as an important route of communication to the north and south. They shared their knowledge of this place with a succession of European travellers, explorers, the people of the early settlement of Newcastle, the missionary Threlkeld and others. Glenrock today is a much-loved landscape. The sweeping beach and surf, the quiet lagoon with its flocks of waterbirds, the dense bush of the ridges and gullies all combine to give an impression of unspoiled wilderness, of that Arcadian paradise that so beguiled the first British settlers at Port Jackson nothing can be conceived more picturesque than the appearance of the country... The land on all sides is high and covered with an exuberation of trees towards the water craggy rocks and vast declivity are everywhere to be seen (Lieutenant Southwells journal of 1788, cited in Bernard Smiths European Vision and the South Pacific, 1989, 180). In the colonial period, the Reverend Lancelot Threlkheld, identified the area of Glenrock as within the territory of the Awabakal people. Glenrock Lagoon and its archaeological record, are particularly important because of the rich and detailed historical material relating to the Awbakal people and their life in this area. Colonial observers declared that the Awabakal were very tall people and in excellent health due to the abundance of good food sources in the area. The rich ecology of Glenrock and of its coastline provided many resources, not just food but also an abundance of easily-quarried stone suitable for tool manufacture, particularly Nobbys tuff. Colonial accounts that once a whale beached and was an occasion for feasting as the Awabakal people invited their neighbouring groups from up and down the coast to join in All works are subject to copyright ©2018 by Jennys Authentic Aboriginal Art Original painting will arrive safely packed and signed by artist with certificate of authenticity. A beautiful investment you can appreciate every day.