This morning we had a very interesting time at the Lobster Pot. Maddy taught us all about how the land that Barwon Heads is built on was formed. We learnt that the ocean went all the way to Ballarat but the ice age that happened 11, 500 years ago exposed the land. The bluff is over 100,000 years old but the Ocean Grove spit is only 6000 years old.
We found out that the indigenous people were the first shopkeepers, farmers, lawyers etc of the land that we live on now and that the land provided all that they needed to live. There are middens around Barwon heads that look like lots of shells, but they re the Aborigine’s rubbish tips. All of their “rubbish” was biodegradable though – no plastic!
Here is a map of all the shipwrecks around Barwon Heads. There were many objects on display that had been found from shipwrecks.
We also learnt about local indigenous plants and animals and why it is so important to look after our beaches and sand dunes.
What did you learn?