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ABOUT THE ESCARPMENT

The Illawarra Escarpment has major cultural and conservation significance and is regarded as a natural icon of the region. The escarpment is central to the Alcheringa, the Dreaming, of the Illawarra. It continues to be of cultural, spiritual, ecological, historical, educational and social significance for Traditional Custodians, local Aboriginal people and the wider community. The Alcheringa shows the interrelationship of Mt Keira, Mt Kembla and the escarpment Dreaming to Gadhu, the Sea; presenting the protection and preservation of all things within this boundary.

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Escarpment Ecosystems

Birds of the Escarpment

Photo: Rainforest canopy with Birdnest Ferns