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Childhood and shellwork

Encounters

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Botany Bay

Shellwork is a celebrated craft practice in La Perouse, New South Wales. Aunty Norma Simms, a Bidjigal and Darug Elder, remembers accompanying her mother to Cronulla beach in Sydney to collect shells as a child.