When is a scar a scar? Evaluating scarred and marked trees at Sydney Olympic Park

18th November 2013

Paul Irish

Introduction*

'Aboriginal scar' on tree recording in 1995 in the Wangal Woodland (published in Australian Archaeology 59:60).

‘Aboriginal scar’ on tree recording in 1995 in the Wangal Woodland (published in Australian Archaeology 59:60).

In 2003 several tree scars at Sydney Olympic Park were evaluated to determine their possible Aboriginal origin. This work was carried out as part of the Aboriginal History and Connections Program (AHCP), established by the Parklands Unit at Sydney Olympic Park in April 2002, to examine Aboriginal connections to the Homebush Bay area of Sydney from the earliest occupation until the present day. The AHCP included a review of previous archaeological work in the area and the completion of an Aboriginal sites survey in those parts of Sydney Olympic Park deemed to have potential to retain evidence of pre-European use of the area by Aboriginal people.

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Irish, P.
When is a scar a scar? Evaluating scarred and marked trees at Sydney Olympic Park
2004
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