Narungga people have always lived on Yorke Peninsula. Our country extends as far north as Port Broughton and east to the Hummock Ranges. Our neighbours were the Kaurna of the Adelaide Plains and the Nukunu to the north, with whom the Narungga would meet for trade and ceremony. The Narungga nation was made up of four clans, the Kurnara in the north of the peninsula, Windera in the east, Wari in the west and Dilpa in the south.
Narungga people have lived and travelled throughout the Point Pearce area long before the arrival of Europeans. To our mob it was known as Bookooyanna. Campsites can be found everywhere, especially along the coast, where stone tools, food remains and old fire places occur in abundance. Indeed throughout the entire Yorke Peninsula, the Point Pearce and Chinaman's Well area contains perhaps the richest record of presence.
The area has many attractions, reefs rich in shell fish, good fishing and hunting, a wealth of bush foods and perhaps, most importantly, reliable fresh water which could be obtained from a series of wells and springs along the coast. Located at the Willows, these soaks would later become the main water supply for Point Pearce Mission.
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Gynburra 2019 was huge success and will now be in its sixth year successive year and continues to reinforce the importance of our spiritual and cultural connection to our traditional lands, Guuranda (Yorke Peninsula).
Again we will be holding various activities in two locations over the Gynburra 2020 long weekend 23rd -25th January, 2020, including the Community and Elders Dinner, Point Pearce and Family Fun and Women’s Business Pamper Day on the Port Victoria Foreshore and the draw card annual Clem Graham Snr Memorial Butterfish Competition.
There will be plenty to see and do over the weekend with stall holders and free activities including the traditional Kids Foreshore Outdoor Movie night bringing the family together.
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Narungga Nation Aboriginal Corporation - Draft Rule Book
11th March, 2020
12.00 pm - 3.30 pm
1 Lipson Street
For more information please contact SANTS, 81102800
Limited support available from SANTS
Narungga Nation Aboriginal Corporation Chairperson, Mr Doug Milera and Executive Member, Professor Peter Buckskin head to England to return Narungga old people back to country.
Narungga Nation Aboriginal Corporation invites Tasmanian and Aboriginal Fisherman Bryan Denny to Point Pearce to talk about Warrener harvesting with members of the community.