Culture and heritage

Aboriginal cultural heritage


Living Places was compiled by Joanne McLean, Anthropologist

Special thanks to the Bundjalung Elders: Uncle Lewis Cook; Aunty Yvonne Del-Signore; Aunty Bertha Kapeen; Uncle Fred Marlowe and Aunty Fanny Roberts

and to: The Bundjalung Elders Council Aboriginal Corporation, Lismore; and Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council, Cabbage Tree Island

Special thanks to the Gumbular Julipi Elders: Aunty Maureen Buchanan and Aunty Anita Craig

and to: Aunty Sue Hoskins for her stories of Dung Hill and Wongala Estate; Gumbular Julipi Elders Council Aboriginal Corporation, Coffs Harbour; and Coffs Harbour District & Local Aboriginal Land Council, Coffs Harbour

It is also acknowledged that the Garby Elders have significant attachments to living places in the Corindi Beach area. References that document this attachment can be found in References and further reading.

Special thanks to the Dunghutti Elders: Aunty Lavender Smith and Uncle Harold Smith

Special thanks to the Gumbayngirr Elders: Uncle Reg Davis

and to: Rosalind Donovan and Catherine Bula for their memories of the camp at Grassy Head; The Dunghutti Elders Council Aboriginal Corporation, Kempsey; Kempsey Local Aboriginal Land Council, Kempsey; and Kevin Smith, NSW State Forests, Kempsey


Coffs Harbour District & Local Aboriginal Land Council, Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour City Council, Coffs Harbour
Caroline Lee
Joanne McLean
National Archives of Australia, Canberra, Record Series A1200: L31984, L32031, L32032
NSW Aboriginal Housing Office & NSW Land & Housing Corporation, Coffs Harbour
Katrina Stankowski
Alandra Tasire
Thanks also to Aunty Maureen Buchanan, Uncle Harold Smith, Uncle Reg Davis, Rosalind Donovan and Catherine Bula for the use of their personal photograph collections; and to Simone Barker for permission to use Aunty Grace Roberts' photograph.

Page last updated: 26 February 2011