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Clarence River

Boorimbah or Ngunitiji

(Clarence River)

Bundjalung Country

Geographical Information

The Clarence River rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Diving Range, in the Border Ranges west of Bonalbo on the watershed that marks the border between NSW and QLD.  The river flows generally south, south east and north east, joined by twenty-four tributaries and reaches its mouth between Iluka and Yamba; descending 256 metres over the course of its 394 kilometres length.[1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_River_(New_South_Wales)

First Nations Information

The Dreamtime story tells the story of an old woman Durrangan.  The river reflects the anger of Durrangan when her family tries to leave the land. She brings on stormy seas, which sink the family’s canoe. There’s a rocky reef just off the breakwall where the Clarence finishes its journey out to sea, which it’s said represents the old women.[2]Renee Dupres – 2007 – https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2007-06-25/clarence-river-custodians/6329330#) Yaegl country covers a relatively small area due to plentiful resources both from … Continue reading

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References

References
1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_River_(New_South_Wales
2Renee Dupres – 2007 – https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2007-06-25/clarence-river-custodians/6329330#)

Yaegl country covers a relatively small area due to plentiful resources both from the ocean and the Clarence River that could support a larger population. For the same reason, the Yaegl people were also less nomadic, moving less frequently between a few main camps.((https://www.pyhsmuseum.org.au/yamba-history/first-peoples/