The University of Newcastle, Australia

Callaghan, The University of Newcastle: Whose Traditional Land?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Professor John Maynard's new book published in 2015 by The Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle studies the history of the Pambalong clan of the Awabakal people and their relationship to the present site of the University of Newcastle, Callaghan campus.

Exploring Pambalong lifestyle and culture, as well as differences between Aboriginal and Western understandings of land tenure, Maynard reveals both their struggles in the wake of settlement and their ultimate survival.

… The Pambalong, like all of the Aboriginal clans, lived in a virtual paradise of plenty. They had the added rich resources of the swamp and wetland areas within their clan territory. Their already rich diet of the marine and marsupial variety was supplemented with mud crabs, wild duck, waterfowl and an endless variety of other birdlife.

This book is available for purchase on-line at the price of $30.00 plus postage and handling.

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