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Pearl Beach Aboriginal History Group


Fri 22nd Nov 2019, 7:00 pm - Sun 24th Nov 2019, 12:00 pm


FREE - $20 AUD + BF

FREE - $20 AUD + BF

Pearl Beach Aboriginal History Group


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Fri 22nd Nov 2019, 7:00 pm - Sun 24th Nov 2019, 12:00 pm
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Pearl Beach Memorial Community Hall, Diamond Rd
Pearl Beach NSW 2256, Australia

Event description

You're invited to our Bungaree Commemorative Weekend.

The Pearl Beach Aboriginal History Group will hold a series of community events to celebrate the life of Bungaree, one of the most celebrated men in early Sydney. Born in the Broken Bay area, Bungaree was a skilled mariner and linguist and a very effective mediator who died on 24th November 1830. His descendants live on the Central Coast today.

Unless otherwise indicated all activities will be held in the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall and garden, Diamond Road, Pearl Beach. 

Friday 22 November, 7.00pm -9.00pm
Bookings essential, cost $20.

Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony
Guest speaker, Paul Irish – Historian and Author (presentation & book signing)
Wine and canapes will be served.

SATURDAY 23 November 

9.30am Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony with one of Bungaree’s Descendants (free no booking required)

 10am to 11.30am Mingaletta Sisters Together Weaving Workshop & Morning Tea (free, bookings required)   

Tuck in to Tea and Bush Tucker Bickies and learn traditional weaving techniques

12.00noon to 2.00pm - Artefacts Crafting Discovery Session

An interactive experience that's both educative & meditative using sustainably harvested Australian hardwoods led by local Aboriginal man Tim Selwyn (free, bookings required)

2.30pm to 3.30pm –Aboriginal Language Workshop

Jeremy Steele leads General Language Prinicipals, interactive, Workshop largely based on the Sydney Language Group .(free, bookings required)

5.00pm to 8.00pm - Family Friendly Corroboree and Dance on Pearl Beach  (free, no booking required)

BYO chair, enjoy traditional performances, and gain a profound appreciation of the significance and meaning of every song and dance. A great family event.


All day Saturday, drop in anytime between 9.30am and 4pm.

  • Feature exhibition: Aboriginal Agriculture Exhibition
    Enjoy an educational experience with Owen Bridgman and his Murnong plants
    A rare opportunity to get to know this yam daisy, buy a plant and take it home.
  • Indigenous Books/Gifts and Artefacts
    Jody Deamer from Bouddi Gallery 
  • Exhibition of Historical Artefacts
    Brisbane Waters Historical Society
  • Historical Aboriginal Education Exhibition
    Kay Williams, local historian

SUNDAY 24 November

9.30am to 12 noon - Guided walk of Warrah Trig Track with local Aboriginal man Tim Selwyn of Girri Girra. - See www.girrigirra.com.au Tim will share stories and ancient knowledge during this 2 hour experience. The  Walk starts at Fire Trail Gate in Crystal Avenue. Bookings essential, $5.

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The group was founded by a dedicated band of Pearl Beach residents in 2015 to better understand the local Aboriginal history and honour this knowledge by communication with the wider Community. One of our Committee members shares the stories of his Ancestral line of the Wongaibon people with us all and a designated group member works closely with The Guringai Tribal Link Corporation to ensure the authenticity of our information .