History

 

 

An important source for information contained in the Bundjalung Mapping Project Database is historical documentary records from such sources as old newspapers, official Government documents, historical society records, interview transcripts, research texts, archaeological reports, and published articles in journals, for example.  Such information is often supported by the oral history record known to many in an Aboriginal community and collectively all the historical information serves to strengthen cultural knowledge and maintain links to the past.

 

The Bundjalung Mapping Project has sourced and collected around 1,000 documents from the public domain and provides copies, where appropriate, and links to source information for the many Aboriginal communities of the Bundjalung / Yugambeh language chain.  The historical information has become a “Keeping Place” for cultural information and is used and accessed by communities to assist with projects such as Aboriginal Heritage Management Plans and individuals researching their family or group history.