Are you familiar with ghoulies and ghosties and long legged beasties and things that go bump in the night – like maybe a bunyip?
The bunyip is a large mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. The origin of the word bunyip has been traced to the Wemba-Wemba or Wergaia language of Aboriginal people of South-Eastern Australia.
On 2nd-3rd October the Abbey Museum Friends are organising a two day coach trip, Finding the Bunyip, which will take us to many places around the Scenic Rim where bunyips may well lurk. Along the way the Museum’s Senior Curator, Michael Strong, will explain the historical significance of the various sites and their importance to the Aboriginal people of the area.
We will be staying overnight at Beaudesert and taking the opportunity to visit the Beaudesert Historical Museum. We will visit many places of significance – bora rings, lagoons, caves and natural features – hearing the dreaming stories along the way.
Cost will be $180 per person which covers bed and breakfast, two morning teas, expert commentary and museum entrance. Places are limited, but if you would like to join us on this fascinating expedition please email Bridget at the Museum.