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.”
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.
THE BELLINGER DISTRICT WAS CALLED WUNGHADU = RIGHT HAND.
Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915), Saturday 16 September 1899.
The Late Rainfall. (1900, July 28). Clarence and Richmond Examiner.
john curran on the bellingen island
Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915), Tuesday 4 October 1910,
SUNSET OVER OLD PILOT HOUSE, URUNGA.
I wonder what happened to this skeleton and what implications it could have for the development plans around the Lido and Caravan Park.
The Sydney Morning Herald… Monday 19 September 1927.
SKELETON OF ABORIGINAL.
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
|The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), Friday 13 April 1928, page 13|
|The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Monday 10 September 1928, page 18
|The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Monday 16 May 1910, page 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15143815|
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 (NSW : 1842-1954), Tuesday 1 November 1927, page 12
"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.
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.
The Advertiser (Adelaide,… Thursday 5 May 1910
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Thursday 5 May 1910
URUNGA WAS KNOWN AS BELLINGER HEADS
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954)
Wednesday 11 May 1910
The Sydney Morning Herald… Monday 16 May 1910, page 8.
The Sydney Morning Herald… Wednesday 4 May 1910
Here, I sneak in one from March 1910.
The Sydney Morning Herald… Tuesday 29 March 1910
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