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Corroborees at Buderim

The Queenslander, 23 May 1925, reported a corroboree at Buderim

A GATHERING OF ORIGINAL ‘LORDS OF THE SOIL.”

Participants in a recent aboriginal corroboree organised at Buderim, and which lasted a week. Representatives of the former owners of Queensland came from as far as the Tweed River and Rockhampton.

1937 Mr El Burnett recalls over 200 Aborigines holding a corroboree on the spot where the Post Office now stands

Mr EL Burnett, speaking on his retirement from 33 years service in the Methodist Church, Buderim. When only eighteen months old he came to Buderim with his parents in 1876. In those days the only roads were bullock tracks. There were no bridges or railways. He had seen over two hundred blacks hold their corroboree on the spot where the post office now stands.

Source: 

C. A. Blakey photo

Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser 3 December 1937 p 5

NB ….[These are likely to be different events as the 1925 corroboree was only a decade before and would be part of the common experience of others in the congregation.]