grafton local studies

iluka local studies

maclean local studies

yamba local studies

villages of the clarence valley local studies 

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Web Links

  • Bundjalung – wikipedia article on the Bundjalung people
  • Bundjalung Nation – Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Values on the North Coast and within the Upper Clarence – The attached document was prepared from material written by Ron Heron & Bill Walker, with minor additions & alterations by Terry Moody. 
  • Clarence river – wikipedia article
  • Gumbaynggirr – wikipedia article on the Gambbaynggirr people
  • History of Gumbaynggirr Nation – prepared by Arrawarra Culture
  • Yaygirr language – article prepared by Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-op

Fun Friday @ Grafton Library

Friday Fun from 4pm-5pm at your Grafton library from July until September 2021. Activities are for the older kids, however the whole family is welcome to come along.

Plunge At Your Library

The plunge Arts and Culture Festival program for 2021 is out and features 11 free events at Clarence Valley libraries in April. Bookings for all of our plunge events are limited. Don’t miss out! Pick up a copy of the full plunge guide at Iluka, Maclean, Yamba and Grafton libraries. Events, workshops, exhibitions, talks, performances…

Grafton Bridge

Grafton Bridge is a bascule bridge which spans the Clarence River in Grafton. The upper level of the bridge supports a two way road for traffic via Bent Street (Summerland Way), and its lower level supports a rail bridge that carries the North Coast railway line, a water main, and footbridges on either side. A…

Oral Histories of Yamba

A great series of interviews are available at Yamba Oral Histories. For example check out the Ray Black talking about the early days of Yamba’s fishing industry.