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Cubawee Reserve

Kyogle Rd, Tuncester
02 6626 0100
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Interpretive board accessible at all times. Land is privately owned, no access.

Cubawee which is located approximately 7kms outside of Lismore on the Tuncester Rd.

It was a self-managed Aboriginal settlement from 1932 until 1965. It was a time when segregation was still widely practiced in Australia.

The reserve was renamed Cubawee in 1947 by Frank Roberts – a pastor who was the leader of the community. Cubawee means ‘a place of full and plenty’ in the Bundjalung language and here the Aboriginal people lived a relatively peaceful existence away from white authorities.

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