Red Rock

Friday 27th May 2016

 

This morning we headed north again, this time up the coast road to the tiny village of Red Rock, about a 40-minute drive away.  It is the northernmost village on the Coffs Coast and sits on the estuary of the Corindi River.  It takes its name from the red-coloured rocks at the headland, but the local Gumbainggir people know it by another name – Blood Rock.  In the 1880’s, armed police slaughtered the inhabitants of a nearby Aboriginal camp, chasing the survivors to this headland.  The Blood Rock massacres are commemorated by a simple plaque, and the area is considered by some to be sacred.

 

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The plaque in memory of the victims and survivors of the Blood Rock Massacre.

 

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The red rocks at the headland.

 

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On the top of the headland, looking south towards Coffs Harbour.                          Beautiful view  south from the headland.

 

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Didn’t have the big camera with us, but think this was a white-bellied

sea eagle.

 

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Looking across the Corindi estuary and north up the coast.                          Looking north...and down...from the headland.  Imagine being trapped here.  A sad story.