This home page provides you with a simple interactive map / menu you can use to access supporting content at each of the interpretive nodes along the East Ballina Aboriginal Place section of the Coastal Recreational Path.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that these displays and associated digital links contain images and voices of people who have passed away.

You can save / bookmark this page to your home screen so as to have simple one click access throughout your visit.

This link also provides a "take away" memento of your experience you can further explore at your leisure.


Council acknowledges the extensive community input provided towards the preparation of the material presented here and on the interpretive signage panels presented along this section of the Coastal Recreational Path.

The material gathered and presented here has been a result of collaboration between the local Aboriginal community, Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council, Ballina Shire Council, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and the Heritage Council of NSW.

The Ballina Shire Council acknowledges the intellectual property rights of the Aboriginal people whose stories and artwork are featured in this material.

Ballina Shire Council also acknowledges the inclusion of quotes originally sourced from the Office of Environment and Heritage publication Aboriginal Women's Heritage: Ballina and Cabbage Tree Island (2007). Some quotes from this publication have been reproduced for this interpretive material with permission from the author and relevant participants. This publication and all the 12 women’s stories it contains, can be found on the OEH website.


Traditional oral knowledge

Research information: Ian Fox & Associates Fox and K. Slabb, Chapter 3 First People, in The Fragile Edge, ed. Michael DeGood, in press

Office of Environment and Heritage publication Aboriginal Women's Heritage: Ballina and Cabbage Tree Island (2007)


While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that this information is correct, Ballina Shire Council, its agents and employees, disclaim any and all liability to any person in respect of anything or the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done in reliance or upon the whole or any part of this interpretive material.


This content has been produced through a collaboration of Jail Local Aboriginal Land Council and Ballina Shire Council.

The reproduction of extracts of original content that appears in this interpretive material is allowable for personal, in-house, non-commercial use or professional research or report production purposes without formal permission or charge. All other rights reserved.

If you wish to reproduce, alter, store or transmit content appearing in this interpretive material for any other purpose, a request for formal permission should be directed in the first instance to Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council.