The Yarning Circle
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.