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The Camp on Macquarie River

Grinding Grooves

The River


Waking up to a cool but sunny morning it is time to up camp and move on. After saying goodbye to Firefly and Bret once again thanking them for a great meal last night. It is time for us to hit the road. A big drive today travelling 70 kms to Dubbo.

We arrived and set up at Terramungamine. A free camp 11 kms out of Dubbo beside the Macquarie river. Home for two nights.


A cool morning to start the day but the sun warmed us up very quickly. After breakfast of bacon,eggs and mushrooms on the balcony with Blu and Elaine we start to think about what to do today.

Walking through the Terramungamine Reserve Grinding Grooves. A highly significant area to the descendants of the ironbark people. This is a registered Aboriginal site.

The grinding grooves are an aboriginal site formed as a result of sharpening tools and weapons and occasional seed grinding. Experimental work has shown that 6-13 hours of labour is required for each groove. Dating back 2-5,000 years.

Time to sit down and relax with a book now. We are back on the road tomorrow.

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