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Aboriginal Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is important for Aboriginal people, containing some hundreds of sacred sites on Beecroft Peninsula alone.
Beecroft is said to be the birthplace of the thirteen south coast tribes, while the “Drum and Drumsticks”, located offshore of Beecroft Peninsula is extremely significant to aboriginal peoples as a religous site (the “Drum and Drumsticks” were used for naval gunnery practice uup until 1986, while a naval bombardment range is still in use)
Two important mythological figures are said to dwell on Beecroft - Bundoola a “man like” figure responsible for the propogation and control of maritime resources. “Spundula” , a mythological serpent is said to be responsible for weather patterns.