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The Yarning Circle

Yarning Circle at Bargara Headlands

What is a Yarning Circle and why do we have one at Bargara Headlands Estate?

Two very good questions. We will try and explain how this structure has come about.

WHAT IS A YARNING CIRCLE?

A Yarning Circle was used commonly by Indigenous tribes and was used for different things according to their traditions. Generally though it was a place where our first nations peoples came to discuss matters and make decisions. It represents a sacred and safe space where people can communicate and work out differences.

WHY AT BARGARA HEADLANDS ESTATE?

The land along this coast originally belonged to the Tarabelang - Bunda peoples. Through an association with some of the local descendants of these people, the developer, Bill Moorhead, had a vision of a building them a Yarning Circle on the coast at Bargara Headlands Estate.

Rocks are abundant along our basalt coastline. So Bill decided to celebrate these rocks(some over 10tons)  by using them to build a Yarning Circle. After suggestions from the elders, adjustments were made and the site now feels like its been there forever.