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02 May 2022
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Green Grid could see Peninsula tree planting projects
Residents' association makes eight submissions
Biodiversity and archaeological studies at Woy Woy tip
New bush firefighters at Pearl Beach
Floating Landcare removes weeds from remote beach
Local traditional custodians challenge council 'accord'
Shade tree group plants 700th tree
Reid launches campaign at Umina with 300 supporters
Scholarships open for young people with disabilities
Council announces staging of Umina oval upgrades
Kerbside bulk waste collection resumes
Nine seniors receive local achievement awards
Applications wanted for National Parks advisory group
Ferry engine replaced after 35,000 hours
Work in progress
Mary Mac's Place holds autumn fair
Fire brigades remove tree from road
Rotary to hear about online project management tool
Welcome return to public Anzac Day services
History cruise departs from Patonga
Crafts centre starts crochet class
Peninsula records second highest March rainfall
Ettalong lacks open space, study finds
Five-level residence proposed at The Sanctuary
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Work starts on $3.85M leisure centre upgrade
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Cases level off at 1000
Flown to Westmead after injury at college
Couple tell of journey with Alzheimer's
Missing a much-loved face
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Lesbian workshops held at Ettalong
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Classic cinema club starts in Pearl Beach
College wins $500 youth week award
Cross country run held at the school
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Childcare AGM
Mother's Day stall
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Roosters play Erina Eagles in 'tale of two halves'
Woy Woy suffers 51-5 rugby union defeat
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Appeal for $7000 drinking fountain
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Ettalong Major Pairs games
Little athletics holds annual meeting and presentations
Age group swimming champions
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Vacancies in SEU soccer teams
Officials wanted for State bowls championships
Swans play at Killarney Vale
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Veteran Pairs played after weeks of rain
Through to volleyball quarter finals



Local traditional custodians challenge council 'accord'

A group of local "traditional custodians" is challenging Central Coast Council's adoption of a "Central Coast First Nations Accord" which recognises the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council at their expense.

Direct descendent of historical figure Bungaree, Mr Paul Craig said: "Council has rightfully stated that native title has not been successfully claimed in this area."

He said: "The Guringai were the traditional custodians of the coastal region and the Darkinoong were our neighbours to the West."

"People need to learn the distinct difference between Darkinjung Land Council and the Darkinoong people."

Mr Craig said Bungaree was born in Patonga, and became famous for circumnavigating Australia with Captain Matthew Flinders in the early days of settlement.

"We can prove our ancestral connection to this area and we are in the process of officially doing that.

"Meanwhile we urge locals to do some research into my direct ancestor Bungaree."

Mr Craig said: "Hundreds of people identify as Guringai.

"Bungaree was certainly not a Darkinoong man.

"There's no evidence suggesting that.

"Our main clans were the Garigal, Walkalowa, Wannangini and the Wannabe.

"Guringai was a general name given to Bungaree's people by an 18th century linguist," he said.

"The word Guringai was used due to our local word for man being Guri or Koori and the word for woman was Ngai.

"The words Guri and Ngai were blended to form the name Guringai and the term was used for many clans up and down this part of the East Coast."

Mr Craig said the Guringai were "still well and truly in the process of working towards being officially recognised as the first people of the Central Coast".

He said it was "a complicated, lengthy and expensive process, but nevertheless something that we are absolutely pursuing.

"Our people have been through so much over the past 233 years since 1500 souls landed on our shores from Europe in 1788."

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