Welcome to the takara limuna (Sheoak Walk)
“Our Ancestors came here to rest, gather mussels and oysters; hunt birds and animals; to hold ceremony and repair or make stone tools for sharpening spears or to strike fire; scraping and skinning; and a place to collect grasses to make baskets.
“takara limuna is palawa kani for Sheoak Walk; it is named for the limuna (sheoak trees) which have been part of this landscape for as long as her people’
– Aboriginal Cultural Practitioners, Theresa Sainty + Zoe Rimmer
Accessed via the Shag Bay Track and set across 700 metres along the headland of Bedlam Walls, the takara limuna walking trail features a viewing platform, a central firepit and gathering circle.
There are five interpretation panels along the track, which were written and researched by aboriginal Cultural Practitioners Theresa Sainty and Zoe Rimmer with translations and audio recordings in palawa kani.
The trail is illustrated with artworks by Allan Mansell and panels designed by Alex Miles.
The name of the trail is taken from palawa kani and refers to the limuna (sheoak tree) which are endemic to the Bedlam Walls Reserve.
Embedded into each of the panels are QR codes which link to audio recordings in palawa kani so that track users can listen to the interpretation in a Tasmanian Aboriginal language.
Click below to listen to a recording from the first interpretation panel:
pulingina takara limuna-tu
Mumirimina taypani lumi krakani; ningina miri, taralangkana,
mulaka muta + tina; kanaplila; ningina luyni pumili mira, narapa; + ningina nimina nukara.
Mumirimina came here to rest, gather mussels and oysters; hunt birds and animals; to hold ceremony and repair or make stone tools for sharpening spears or to strike fire; scraping and skinning; and to collect grasses to make baskets.
takara limuna is palawa kani for Sheoak Walk; it is named for the limuna (sheoak trees) which have been part of this landscape for as long as her people.
This enlightening trail honours the stories, history and culture of the Mumirimina people, who have cared for Country since time immemorial, and pays homage to the continuing connection of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people to their Country, culture, and community today.
takara limuna is pronounced tah-kara lee-mu-nah
You can listen to all the recordings available by following these links:
Panel 3: mumirimina tunapri milaythina nara
Panel 4: timtumili minanya milaythina minanya
This project was made possible through collaborative funding between the Clarence City Council and the Tasmanian Government’s Election Funding Commitment Grants round.
Walking only trail.
This is an easy walk for families, with panoramic views of the Derwent River throughout the length of the walk.
Under effective control (Please obey signage. Effective control means your dog is in close proximity, in line of sight, immediately responds to your voice command. If not, keep your dog on lead.)
Getting there and parking
Park at the end of DeBomford Lane in Geilston Bay Regional Park, cross the bridge over Geilston Creek and follow the track along the edge of Geilston Creek Road to where the main track begins at Sarean Court. The track is mostly flat but slightly undulating.
takara limuna trail is access via the Shag Bay Track in the Bedlam Walls Reserve.