GREYMARE, 13 OCTOBER 2021

GREYMARE HALL, QLD, GITHABUL COUNTRY The Greymare Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Githabul People Greymare Hall was established in 1936 – an authentic country hall set in the heart of a community steeped in history. In the early days of European settlement, a hotel, cheese factory, sale yards, sports ground and rail siding was the lifeblood of the district. And aren’t…

TEXAS, 14 OCTOBER 2021

TEXAS MEMORIAL HALL, QLD, BIGAMBUL AND GAMBUWAL/KAMBUWAL COUNTRY The Texas Memorial Hall stands in an area where various Aboriginal groups share interests in the land, including the Bigambul and Gambuwal/Kambuwal people The Texas Memorial Hall was built in 1958 and soon after opening, the stage collapsed during a meeting of local tobacco growers. Let’s hope things have improved since then, or it…

DIRRANBANDI, 15 October 2021

DIRRANBANDI CIVIC CENTRE, QLD Welcome to cotton country! Dirranbandi has three different First language groups: Gamilaraay; Yuwaalaraay and Yuwaalayaay, the last two of which have several words, or groups of words, as well as an original placename, that made their way into the current naming of the town.  Dirranbandi is home to the ‘Dirranbandi Dandy’, as mentioned in Stan Coster’s ‘Cunnamulla Fella’, as well…

CUNNAMULLA, 16 OCTOBER 2021

PAROO SHIRE HALL, QLD, KUNJA COUNTRY The Paroo Shire Hall stands on Kunja Country.   The Paroo Shire is a vast region that includes the townships of Cunnamulla, Eulo, Wyandra and Yowah. Cunnamulla lies at the centre of the shire, which is the heart of Kunja Country. The word ‘Cunnamulla’ means ‘long stretch of water’, or ‘big waterhole’, in the language of the Kunja…