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Pelican Waters QLD - Street Names
Midden Place

Shellfish were an important part of Aboriginal diet. 

The huge deposits of discarded shells from the shellfish were called “Middens”. 

Theses middens contain shells of a number of species, some so small one cannot wonder why they were worth opening.

There are at least fifty eight middens registered as archaeological sites along the Pumicestone Passage. 

One midden that was found in February 1977 was found on the north shore of Bells creek almost hidden by the growth of large trees and shrubs and long grass, and the top of the midden was covered by about ten centimeters of topsoil, the accumulation of over one hundred years.

 

middens
Shell Midden

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