Banyam/Baigham, or North Lismore, is an important place for local Aboriginal people, the Bundjalung Nation and tribes from other countries. In this talk the presenters will share some stories of the significance of this place by drawing on work they completed in 2013 to create heritage signs at the Lismore Showground. For thousands of years the showground site has been a significant gathering place, and the landscape around the Showground is rich with stories from the Dreaming through to the present day. The presenters will also discuss some of the more challenging local history from North Lismore: the theft of Aboriginal remains.

When: Sunday 11 September 2016, 2:00-4:30pm
Where: Lismore Museum, 165 Molesworth Street, Lismore NSW 2480
Cost: $2
Contact: museum@richhistory.org.au or 02 6621 9993
Presented by the Richmond River Historical Society.

Image: Showground 1920s, courtesy Richmond River Historical Society


History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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