Aboriginal stories of sea level rise preserved for thousands of years
The Age, February 14, 2015
By Nicky Phillips, Science Editor
The sea level around Australia was much lower during the last ice age. Graphic: Monique Westermann.
Long before Botany Bay became Sydney’s main cargo seaport, and long before Captain Cook directed the HMS Endeavour to sail through its shallow waters, the iconic cove was a wetland used by the first Australians.