Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2013 Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide
our aboriginal heritage | yorkepeninsula.com.au 11 Our Aboriginal HERITAGE Aboriginal Cultural Tours, Innes National Park 1/9th Ad Mob: 0429 367 121 Email: email@example.com www.aboriginalsa.com.au Quenten Agius inducted into the SA tourism “hall of Fame” • From coast to vines to giants in ancient lands Experience Yorke Peninsula, Clare Valley, Burra and Mid North through Aboriginal eyes • Winner 11 state and regional Tourism Awards • 3 National Accreditations AboriginAl culturAl tourS For thousands of years before European settlement, the traditional owners of Yorke Peninsula were the Narungga people – their country extends as far north as Port Broughton and east to the Port Wakefield River. The Narungga nation was made up of four clan groups: the Nantuwaru in the north, Windera in the east, Wari in the west and Dilpa in the south. The connection Aboriginal people have with their land and sea, with their culture and traditions, play an important role in their lives. Dreaming stories tell how their country was shaped and how the land, sea, rivers, sky and stars were created. The traditional owners had seven seasons that governed what they did. They lived by the coast and built fish traps from rocks and made nets from reeds that caught fish and native wildlife. You can still find these ancient fish traps scattered along the coastline today. Land formations on the peninsula have associated Dreaming stories that relate to ancestral beings: Badara, keeper of the Illawari people; Ngarna, the powerful club thrower; Winda the Owl; and Madjitju, the bat man. On a trip to Innes National Park you may see water holes carved out of the limestone that the traditional owners and animals survived on, mud huts of the Illawari little people, the bones of Badara lying in the middle of a salt lake and Nuntu the kangaroo. In 1867, the Point Pearce Aboriginal Mission was established, run by missionaries and later government overseers. The community consisted of cottages and houses, wool sheds, workshops, a church and large underground stone tanks. The Point Pearce mission was largely self-sufficient and most of the buildings were built by the residents, many of which remain today, including the church, hall, former school and hospital. For an amazing insight into the rich cultural Aboriginal heritage, Dreaming stories and traditions, why not participate in an Aboriginal Cultural Tour?
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide
2014 Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide