Corunna Lake, Fullers Beach and Bogola Head

“…………Corunna Lake is one of our traditional prawning places. Nan Stewart told me that Christy Stewart and Emily Walker said that old Bates gave them land at Corunna so they could farm vegetables. They had 17 kids and needed to feed their family. Corunna Lake is not so good for camping. We fish there until 2 am, then leave because an ‘old fella’ lives there….” [Vivienne Mason 5.1.2006].

Families living at Wallaga Lake use Corunna Lake for camping over summer. Their extended families join them [Lionel Mongta 2.1.2006].

Carol Larritt’s father Arthur Stewart was born in Tilba Tilba in 1920 and worked at the Corunna Lake Sawmills [Carol Larritt 23.1.2006].

The ‘Honeysuckle’ camp is in the sheltered easterly shores of Corunna Lake, behind Loaders Beach. The nearby Nargal Lake is fresh, whilst Corunna Lake is salty. The area is a teaching place for families to pass on traditional ecological knowledge to younger generations. Families diving off Corunna Point and fish off Loaders Beach [Chris Griffiths’ consultations 16.3.2006].

Traditional fishing areas include Fullers Beach for collecting muttonfish off the rocks [Vivienne Mason 5.1.2006].

There are burial sites on Fullers Beach. Bogola Head, is also known as ‘Fullers’, and continues to be used for fishing and diving. Nargal Lake is fresh water. Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Council has land here. Mason family often comes here [Chris Griffiths’ consultation 16.3.2006].

There was a camp at Bogola Head, under the honey suckle. People would camp here on their way back to Wallaga Lake [Beryl Brierley 12.5.2006].

Glasshouse Rocks, Nangadga Lake, Bogola Head and Corunna Lake.
Glasshouse Rocks, Nangadga Lake, Bogola Head and Corunna Lake.

Taken from “Stories About the Eurobodalla by Aboriginal People”. View the full study

Excerpt from "Stories About the Eurobodalla by Aboriginal People", 2006. Story Contributed by Martin Ind from Moruya High School.