What language do the Arakwal people speak?
|Arakwal Baryulgal Dinggabal Githabul Minyungbal Nganduwal Njangbal Waalulbal Wiyabal(a.k.a. Widje) Wudjeebal. Yugumbir
|Area (approx. 6,000 sq. km)
Where did the Arakwal people live?
Our mob, the Bundjalung of Byron Bay – Arakwal Bumberlin people, have lived in the coastal landscape around the Byron Bay area for at least 22,000 years. We are one of over 500 Aboriginal tribes that co-habited Australia before European occupation.
How many Bundjalung people are there?
15 tribal groups
The names of the 15 tribal groups comprising the Bundjalung Nation are Arakwal, Banbai, Birbai, Galiabal, Gidabal, Gumbainggeri, Jigara, Jugambal, Jugumbir (Yugembeh), Jungai, Minjungbal, Ngacu, Ngamba, Nyangbal and Widjabal.
Who are the traditional owners of Byron Bay?
Byron Shire Council recognises the Bundjalung of Byron Bay Arakwal people, the Minjungbal people and the Widjabul people as Traditional Owners and custodians for parts of the Byron Shire.
What Aboriginal land is Brunswick Heads on?
Our Indigenous Heritage The Bumberin tribe is said to have inhabited the area around Byron Bay, recognised now as Arakwal territory. Brunswick Heads was considered a place of significance for the Aboriginal people – and a meeting place for ceremonial and trade purposes.
What Aboriginal country is Lennox Head?
The Ceremonial Ring was a special place used by the Bundjalung Aboriginal people to initiate boys of the tribe. The Ceremonial Ring consists of a raised ring on sandy ground and is among one of the best preserved coastal ceremonial grounds in NSW.
What do Arakwal people call the Brush turkey?
Brush Turkey (Wollum)
What language do the Bundjalung speak?
Yugambeh–Bundjalung, also known as Bandjalangic, is a branch of the Pama–Nyungan language family, that is spoken in north-eastern New South Wales and South-East Queensland.
Is Bundjalung a Koori?
Recognising Aboriginal Culture and Heritage The Bundjalung peoples are the traditional custodians of this area, including the Ballina Shire.
What Aboriginal land is bangalow on?
The NSW north coast is the traditional territory of the Bundjalung people. Two sub-groups (or clans) included the Byron Bay area in their territory. The Arakwal were in the south; the Minjunbal had the north. It is estimated that 200 years ago, about 500 Aboriginals lived here.
What country is Mullumbimby?
Mullumbimby is an Australian town in the Byron Shire in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. It promotes itself as “The Biggest Little Town in Australia”….Mullumbimby.
|Mullumbimby New South Wales
|6 m (20 ft)
What is the Aboriginal name for Ballina?
The origin of the name Ballina is somewhat uncertain. However, many believe it is derived from the Aboriginal place-name Bullenah, meaning “place where oysters are plentiful.” The spelling and pronunciation of the name may have been derived from the town of Ballina in Ireland.
Who are the Arakwal?
Byron Bay (Cavenbah) has always been an important meeting place for the Arakwal, neighbouring clans and people of the Bundjalung nation. Our people, together with neighbouring tribes and clans, make up part of the wider Bundjalung Nation.
Who are the Bundjalung of Byron Bay Arakwal people?
The Bundjalung of Byron Bay Arakwal people lodged a Native Title Application over the land and adjoining waters extending from the Brunswick River to the north, past Julian Rocks to the east, Broken Head to the south and around the hinterland areas of Mullumbimby, Coorabell and Bangalow to the west.
What has the Ilua done for the Arakwal?
The ILUA’s and the establishment of the Bundjalung of Byron Bay Aboriginal Corporation (Arakwal) has meant that the Arakwal people are now in a better position to care for the well being of Arakwal people and land.To learn more go to the Key Activities under Arakwal Corporation.
What is the Arakwal name for Byron Bay?
Cavanbah (meeting place) was the Arakwal name for Byron Bay as it was here the northern and southern tribes of the Bundjalung Nation met. Cape Byron was Walgun. Other tribes travelled to Arakwal country to spear and trap fish during the mullet runs up the coast.