"A moot point spårvägsbygge in Sydney in Australia is reported to have destroyed an archaeological site belonging to the aborigines the aborigines."
"The current location a bit outside of the centre of Sydney, described in a report as being significant to describe the history of the city. Member David Shoebridge calls for better protection of important aboriginal sites."
"– the Whole place is destroyed. We must learn the lesson and change the law, " he says to the Sydney Morning Herald."
"On an area of about 200 square meters was found around 2 400 items. The site was excavated in connection with construction of a controversial tram line in the city, which has already received strong criticism for the soaring costs and delays."
"Many of the artifacts are made from flint, a material not found nearby, but which was used as the ballast of british ships, and that probably comes from the Thames river in London."
"Probably loaded, the flint of the in Sydney, and was discovered by indigenous tribes as curiosity took this mineral to a secure location for tool making. Then it spread over the country through traditional trading networks."
"– the Place should have been preserved. Ultimately, it is a very sad loss of a place which could give information about the first contacts between aborigines and british), " says Scott Frank, whose business is providing advice on the management of historically important sites at the spårvägsbygget."