Friday, November 28, 2014

Inhospitable Location

Kurnell is always a treasure trove of photographic opportunities, a good vantage point for observing the city skyline.
 My return to Kurnell on a personal quest was compromised by the unwanted attention of some persistent inhabitants. I think they were March flies and they carry quite a punch. Fortunately they are quite sluggish and easy to put out of action but not before they have inflicted a sharp sting.
The Council has done a commendable job of creating a memorial to not only the early days of colonisation, but to the acknowledgement of Aboriginal history. "The Meeting Place" , one of the memorials, has been erected on the site of an original Aboriginal meeting place and the signage does a commendable job of documenting the ongoing respect for Kurnell as an area of great historical significance for both indigenous and early European inhabitants.  Visitors can follow some walking trails and read  many interesting facts about the history of the region. A variety of beautiful trees dot the peninsula, amongst them my personal favourites, the majestic figs. 

 The memorials blend in tastefully with the environment.

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