Category Archives: ABORIGINAL MATTERS

Australia Council’s National Indigenous Arts Awards recognise young and old storytellers | dailytelegraph.com.au

Young Bellingen artist Tyrone Sheather is the latest in a long line of indigenous storytellers. His ancestors told stories through song and other traditional methods. But Sheather uses contemporary tools such as film, light and interactive technology.Sheather, 23, received $20,000 towards his next storytelling project when he was awarded one of the Australia Council’s National Indigenous Arts Awards yesterday. The Dreaming Award is for a young artist aged 18-26 to create a major body of work.“The line of my family has been of a storyteller,” Sheather says.“It seems like it’s a continued practice. My great-grandfather and the ones before him, too.”

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via Australia Council’s National Indigenous Arts Awards recognise young and old storytellers | dailytelegraph.com.au.

New era dawns for Dunghutti People – ABC Mid North Coast NSW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

 

New era dawns for Dunghutti People – ABC Mid North Coast NSW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

via New era dawns for Dunghutti People – ABC Mid North Coast NSW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

via New era dawns for Dunghutti People – ABC Mid North Coast NSW – Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

THE BELLINGEN RIVER FESTIVAL 29 OCTOBER 2011

This October will see the Inaugaral Bellingen River Festival. It looks like a very good idea to me. Check the Facebook Page. I am going to do some TROVE digging to see what other tales I can dig up.

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THE BELLINGER DISTRICT WAS CALLED WUNGHADU = RIGHT HAND.

Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915), Saturday 16 September 1899.

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ABORIGINAL LANG Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW 1889 - 1915), Saturday 16 September 1899

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OYSTERS IN 1910.

A brief review of the fisheries of New South Wales, present and potential .. (1910)

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http://www.facebook.com/bellingenriverfestival

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The Late Rainfall. (1900, July 28). Clarence and Richmond Examiner.

john curran on the bellingen island

 

island Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW  1889 - 1915), Saturday 28 July 1900

 

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Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915), Tuesday 4 October 1910,

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urunga 2 Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW 1889 - 1915), Tuesday 4 October 1910,

WANDERING THROUGH THE NETS

SUNSET OVER OLD PILOT HOUSE, URUNGA.

 

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I wonder what happened to this skeleton and what implications it could have for the development plans around the Lido and Caravan Park.

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SKELETON OF ABORIGINAL. URUNGA, Saturday.

The Sydney Morning Herald… Monday 19 September 1927.

SKELETON OF ABORIGINAL.

URUNGA, Saturday.

During excavations near the Urunga pilot station the bones of an aboriginal were dug up about three feet from the surface. The bones are being forwarded to the University of Sydney. They had apparently been burled for a very long time, but the teeth were in a wonderful state of preservation.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954), Tuesday 29 June 1937, page 4

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voodooThe Argus  Tuesday 29 June 1937, page 4

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), Friday 13 April 1928, page 13

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MOSLETRRThe Brisbane Courier  Friday 13 April 1928, page 13

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Monday 10 September 1928, page 18
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aborig hospThe Sydney Morning Herald  Monday 10 September 1928, page 18

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Tuesday 9 January 1934, page 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17039061  carberry corkThe Sydney Morning Herald  Tuesday 9 January 1934, page 10

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Monday 16 May 1910, page 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15143815

king missabottiThe Sydney Morning Herald  Monday 16 May 1910, page 8

OTHER READABLES FROM THE NLA NEWSPAPERS.

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PICTURES OF TRAVEL II. BYRON BAY TO THE BELLINGER.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore; There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar. Byron.

The Sydney Morning Herald… Saturday 3 January 1914, page 7.

 

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The Sydney Morning Herald… Saturday 1 August 1908,

TELEPHONE FOR THE DORRIGO.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Tuesday 1 November 1927, page 12

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SANDThe Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 1 November 1927, page 12

LOOKING FOR THE RIVER ON YOUTUBE

 

"The Old GP" possessed all the country music credentials. A bushland raising, strong physique, excellent voice and yodel, and a love for the bush. Gordon Parsons was born 1926 and raised in rugged hill country near Bellingen NSW. Following success on Australia’s Amateur Hour, Gordon recorded for EMI in 1946, the session including the classics Back To Those Rolling Plains and Where The Bellinger River Flows. He toured with a succession of circus and variety shows, and in the 1980s recorded for Selection Records. He is best known for writing the Slim Dusty hit A Pub With No Beer. Gordon Parsons "The Yodelling Bushman"-died in 1990.

THIS MONTH IN 1910

Here in 2010, the rain keeps falling so I am settling in and taking a look through the NLA HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS ONLINE.

I thought I would take a look back 100 years to May of 1910.

GEO SHORT The Advertiser Thursday 5 May 1910
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The Advertiser (Adelaide,… Thursday 5 May 1910

The Sydney Morning Herald… Tuesday 3 May 1910, page 10

Our Bellingen correspondent writes:-Matters in connection, with the Bollinger River Jockey Club are progressing favourably. The course has received considerable attention, and the committee is preparing for the inaugural meeting in June next. The club has a substantial membership.’

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Thursday 5 May 1910

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urunga blacks The Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 5 May 1910

URUNGA WAS KNOWN AS BELLINGER HEADS

The Sydney Morning Herald… Wednesday 11 May 1910, page 13

SHIRE COUNCILS.

BELLINGEN (Bowraville) -Owing to the refusal of Mr Grimwood of Windsor, to accept the position of clerk of the Bellingen Shire, Mr Phillimore of Mudgee,has been appointed and has accepted the position.

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954)

Wednesday 11 May 1910

liberal apathyThe Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 11 May 1910

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The Sydney Morning Herald… Wednesday 18 May 1910, page 11

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BELLINGEN Tuesday

The news that the proposed bridge across the rlver at Bellingen had been made a national work and that Its construction will be provided for on next Estimates has been received here with great satisfaction Besides being of immense benefit to settlers andothers on the northern side of the river the proposed bridge will result In a new portion of the township coming into promlnence as there Is practically no land now available on the southern side for building purposes.

The Sydney Morning Herald… Wednesday 11 May 1910, page 11.

THE CHURCHES.

BELLINGEN, Tuesday.

The Presbyterians have arranged to run a market day and Scotch fair at the end of June to raise funds for general church purposes. The Rev. F. E. Yarnall, who bas been minister in the charge for the past three months, has left, and the Home Mission Committee has appointed the Rev. A. Sutherland Brown to take his place.

The Methodists are holding a tea-meeting and concert on the 2th Inst in aid of the trust fund. The church, which faced the main street, a good business site, has be in moved further back, and the ground on which it stood has been leased. The church Is being fitted with an acetyline lighting plant.

On May 25 the annual ball in aid of the R.C. Church is to be held, with a Juvenile ball on the following night.

Brigadier Jago, of tho Salvation Army, is ‘spending about a fortnight in the district in connection with the Army’s social work. He has visited Dorrigo, Never-Never, Gleniffer,Fernmount, Bonville, and other district centres, conducting meetings and lecturing on?what the Army is doing tor the poor and the needy in the cities of the Commonwealth. .

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The Sydney Morning Herald… Monday 16 May 1910, page 8.

toby 125 The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 16 May 1910

toby 125 The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 16 May 1910 

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The Sydney Morning Herald… Tuesday 31 May 1910,

DAIRYING The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 31 May 1910

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The Sydney Morning Herald… Wednesday 4 May 1910

bar harboursThe Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 4 May 1910

 

Here, I sneak in one from March 1910. 

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The Sydney Morning Herald… Tuesday 29 March 1910

rooster mcfadyenThe Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 29 March 1910