Revised history book to launch at Pearl Beach

The Pearl Beach Aboriginal History GroupThe Pearl Beach Aboriginal History Group

The Pearl Beach Aboriginal History Group has revised its book, Bungaree’s Mob: The Wangannine of The Woy Woy Peninsula and Beyond.

The revised book will be relaunched in November 2018 during the Bungaree Commemorative Weekend at Pearl Beach. The group was founded by a group of Pearl Beach residents in 2015 to better understand the local aboriginal history and share this knowledge with the wider community. A designated group member works closely with the Guringai Tribal Link Corporation to ensure the authenticity of the information.

Mingaletta Sisters Together will be running a weaving workshop during the Bungaree Commemorative Weekend at Pearl Beach

Mingaletta Sisters Together will be running a weaving workshop
during the Bungaree Commemorative Weekend at Pearl Beach

A close collaborative relationship has also been built with Mingaletta who will run a weaving workshop during the Bungaree commemoration. The 40-page 2018 edition will be on sale at the Pearl Beach Store and local bookshops and available in all local libraries.

Events hosted by the group have included film festivals, several bushwalks to local caves and rock art sites, aboriginal astronomy nights and question and answer afternoon teas with local historian Bob Pankhurst. the group is hosting an entire weekend of events at Pearl Beach on November 23 and 24, which celebrate the life of Bungaree, who died on November 24, 1830.

SOURCE: Media release, 29 Oct, 2018 Peggy Todd, Pearl Beach Aboriginal History Group

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