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Kieron "Poonah" Anderson
Kieron is a Quandamooka, Kullilli, Wakka Wakka descendant and caretaker of the Moreton Bay, South east Queensland extending out to Western Queensland
Join us Apr 7th "Aboriginal
Story of Creation"
Aboriginal Australians comprise many distinct peoples who have developed across Australia for over 50,000 years. These peoples have a broadly shared, though complex, genetic history, but it is only in the last 239 years since colonisation that ancient cyclical connections with the land, sea and sky have been disrupted.
Join Theresa April 7th on Andromeda 7 as she continues her interview
Featuring special guest Kieron "Poonah" Anderson - nephew to Julie-Ann Payne
Please Join Kieron for a fascinating insight and story around his knowledge of first nations culture around Australia. Delving into creation stories, tribal systems, and a brief look into the shared links between the first nations people of Australia and America.
They are composed of three distinct tribes; the Nunukul, the Goenpul and the Ngugi.
First nations peoples represent 375 different tribes all connected under one Lore held sacred. This knowledge is shared through story telling, song, dance, art and food. It has been protected through time by the strength and unity of the original people of this beautiful land.
Kieron is a Quandamooka, Kullilli, Wakka Wakka descendant and caretaker of the Moreton Bay, South east Queensland extending out to Western Queensland. His totems and spiritual animals are the dolphin, carpet snake, wedgetail eagle, red kangaroo, emu and tawny frogmouth, which are passed and carried through bloodlines.
Mount Buffalo is moderately tall mountain plateau in the Mount Buffalo National Park in Victoria, Australia that is located approximately 350 kilometres northeast of Melbourne in the Australian Alps. The summit on the plateau, known as The Horn, has an elevation of 1,723 metres AHD
Before European settlement, Mount Buffalo was visited by the Mitambuta and Taungurong people who visited to feast on Bogong moths (Agrotis infusa). Hamilton Hume and William Hovell were the first Europeans to visit the area and they named the mountain during their 1824 expedition, noting the mountain's resemblance to a giant, sleeping buffalo. In 1836, the explorer and Surveyor General of New South Wales, Thomas Mitchell visited the area and named the mountain Mount Aberdeen, unaware it had already been named Mount Buffalo.
The Taungurong people, also known as the Daung Wurrung, were thirteen clans who spoke the Daungwurrung language and were part of the Kulin alliance of indigenous Australians. They lived to the north of, and were closely associated with, the Woiwurrung speaking Wurundjeri people. Their territory was to the north of the Great Dividing Range in the watersheds of the Broken, Delatite, Coliban, Goulburn and Campaspe Rivers. They were also known by white settlers as the Devil's River Tribe or Goulburn River Tribe.
Before European settlement, Mount Buffalo was visited by the Mitambuta and Taungurong people who visited to feast on Bogong moths (Agrotis infusa).
The people of Mount Buffalo as the ‘Mogullumbidj’ or ‘Mogullumbeek’ (or variations on these spellings), but today, this name is practically unknown outside of obscure academic and historical sources.
To return to my initial questions, of who were the Mogullumbidj, what happened to them, and why aren’t the Mogullumbidj ‘on the map’? The answer to who they were is complicated: they were a local group who considered the Buffalo River valley a part of their country, and who — at least around the time of early Aboriginal-European contact — had alliances against common foes with a range of ‘—mittung’ local groups of the alpine valleys and ranges, not just on the western side of the Alps, but over to Omeo. The Mogullumbidj were, it seems, one possible conduit through which a special class of stone-house-dwelling Aboriginal ‘druids’ passed on new and sacred forms of song and dance; and they also had a widely revered headman in Kullakullup, who transmitted valuable cultural and spiritual information from the alps to as far away as as Melbourne. And within a few years of European settlement, it seems that the Mogullumbidj were either forging new, or strengthen existing, diplomatic relations with the Kulin peoples. Why aren’t they on most maps? The short answer is that local group names, or ‘clan’ names, particularly in north east Victoria, rapidly fell from use, and instead have been replaced with broader language-based group names. The debate about which broader group name should be associated with the people of Mount Buffalo is still continuing among Aboriginal groups today."
Chef Kieron Anderson is a proud Quandamooka, Kullilli & Wakka Wakka man. Established in mid 2019, Yalabin Dining is committed to creating fantastic fresh food for every occasion utilising only the best locally sourced ingredients whilst incorporating native flavour from across Kieron’s homelands and around Australia.
Yuru ( Hello )
smell the salt air and hear the sound of the crashing waves.
Step back in time with first nation custodians and embrace the spirit of Quandamooka Country and let it flow around you.
Care takers of Redlands Coast, the Nughi, Noonuccal and Goenpul Peoples (collectively known as the Quandamooka People) have lived in careful balance with our region’s natural wonders for at least 21,000 years.
If you know where to look, the evidence of this ageless connection surrounds you. A special experience on Redlands Coast is a native foods experience (bush tucker) or guided tour.
Gain fascinating insights into the oldest surviving culture in the world while tasting regional bush tucker, enjoying a guided walking tour on the rocky headlands and walk with Kieron the old songlines.
Sharing the oral history of Quandamooka you will witness sites such as shellfish middens or deposits, ancient fish traps, rope making and weaponry scared trees and you may even forage a delicacy to cook on Minjerribah.
Discover the unique spiritual connections we have with the seasons, lands, seas, skys and the wildlife. Our experiences will stay with you long after you say farewell.
Yowayi ( See you soon )