HERITAGE

Come hear the stories of the residents of this historical Outback town. Find out about Pine Creek's exciting and prosperous history that makes this "Golden" town a must see while visiting the Top End of the Northern Territory

 

** INDIGENOUS VISITORS: please exercise caution as this site may contain the voices and images of deceased persons**

** Please also exercise caution as this site may contain information about both male and female sites on maps and in stories **

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TERESA - PINE CREEK RAILROAD

Have a sit down with Teresa at the Pine Creek Railway Museum and listen to how she used to take the railway as a young woman with her family and what life was like in Pine Creek back then.

**AUDIO ONLY** EDDIE AH TOYS AND THE AH TOYS FAMILY HISTORY

Listen to Eddie Ah Toys' story about his family's journey to Australia from China and the work that they found there in order to survive and thrive in the Northern Territory.

EDDIE AH TOYS - PINE CREEK AND CHINATOWN

Follow Eddie as he shows you the heritage buildings around town including his family's store, the bake house as well as a trip to Chinatown just up the road.

TERESA, YVONNE AND SHUKEEMA - BLACK CAT

Follow Teresa and her family as we explore the nearby area of Black Cat just outside Pine Creek. Here, people used to camp and go on holiday and is still a good place to find good bushtucker.

LENNY AND MARK - KATHERINE

Have a sit down with Lenny and Mark discuss Lenny's life growing up in the area and working on cattle stations in the Top End. Discussions take place in both Wagiman and English.

TERESA, JABUL AND IVY - BONROOK AND DALY RIVER

Follow Teresa, Jabul and Ivy along the road to Claravale Crossing where we learn about their lives growing up in the area, working and living on cattle stations, going on holiday, and where we can find some good bush tucker.

TERESA, JABUL AND IVY - BAN BAN AND GROVE HILL

Follow Teresa, Jabul and Ivy along the road to Grove Hill and find out where they used to muster cattle onto the train and where they like to camp for holidays.

TERESA, JABUL AND IVY - OOLOO CROSSING

Join Teresa, Jabul and Ivy as we venture out to Ooloo Crossing and learn more about life on cattle stations and on holiday. We also try our hand at fishing for turtle at a nearby creek.

LENNY AND TERESA - EMERALD SPRINGS 

Discover the popular tourist stop through the eyes of one of the local Elders, Lenny, as he discusses his  life living and camping at Emerald Springs as a child.

LENNY AND TERESA - TJUWALIYN HOT SPRINGS 

Sit and listen to Lenny and Teresa's stories about camping in and around the Hot Springs and what tourism is like for them in the area.

LENNY, TERESA AND IVY - ADELAIDE RIVER AND OLD HIGHWAY

Follow Teresa, Lenny and Ivy as we explore Adelaide River and the Old Highway finding old sites where they used to work, camp and fish.

LENNY AND TERESA - RIXON STATION

Listen to Lenny and Teresa talk about their lives working and living on the Rixon Station and where they would go on holiday.

LENNY AND TERESA - CUSTARD APPLE, MACDONALD AIRSTRIP; WATERHOLES

Follow Lenny and Teresa to Custard Apple where Lenny would camp and hide as a boy in the caves and where the Wagiman would go on holiday. From there we journey to the MacDonald Airfield and learn about life during the war . We will then journey into the Burrundie area looking for important sources of water from long ago and today.

LENNY AND TERESA - NORTHERN TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK

Join us as we explore the NTWP with Wagiman Elders Lenny and Teresa. Here we will learn the Wagiman names and significance of the many animals that are vital to the lives, culture and survival of the Indigenous peoples of the Top End.

LENNY AND TERESA - DORISVALE

Listen to Lenny and Teresa talk about their lives working and living on the Dorisvale cattle station and how they escaped the flood that occurred here years ago.

**AUDIO ONLY** TERESA, JABUL AND IVY - UMBRAWARRA GORGE

Listen to the Wagiman Elders discuss the paintings found in the area as well as other important heritage of the Gorge.

LENNY, DAPHNE, TERESA, JABUL AND IVY - UMBRAWARRA GORGE

Listen to the Wagiman Elders discuss the current tourism infrastructure at Umbrawarra and important tucker in the area.

LENNY, TERESA, JABUL AND IVY - SHILLING HOLE

Listen to the Wagiman Elders  talk about how they used to fish and hunt and camp at Shilling Hole and even some stories about making it rain.

LENNY - SAWMILL

Lenny talks about working and camping at Sawmill across the Daly River and how there is a an old saltie croc that still lives in a billabong nearby.

TERESA, JABUL, IVY -  SAWMILL

Teresa talks about how they like to camp and eat bushtucker at Sawmill along Dorisvale Road. We also find a hawk in a nearby tree. This species is a "cheeky" one as it likes to light bushfires in order to catch prey. Jabul then shows us his "summer" house where he and Ivy would vacation and how they lived there to escape the Katherine flood years ago.

TERESA AND LENNY -  HAYES CREEK

Teresa and Lenny talk about camping here years ago, tourism there now, and the local flora and fauna.

TERESA AND LENNY -  GROVE HILL PUB

Teresa and Lenny talk about working in the area and what the pub was like back in their day.

TERESA AND LENNY -  GROVE HILL ROAD, BURRUNDIE

Teresa and Lenny visit the Hawkhide up in the hills of Burrundie where there are also remnants of a track the Chinese used when making the railway. We also visit some old camping spots and talk about the local flora and fauna..

**NO SOUND** BUTTERFLY GORGE

We hike to the top of Butterfly Gorge and gaze out onto the land that Lenny and the other Wagiman used to walk and hunt. Looking straight out you can see where the river runs as it is extra green there and there is no other water for miles until you hit the ocean..

TERESA, JABUL, YVONNE AND SOPHIE - ADELAIDE RIVER PUB

Teresa tells her daughter Yvonne about how she used to work in the Old Pub in Adelaide River as a young woman.

STORY SLAM PINE CREEK REUNION 2017

Christine Hart at the Lazy Lizard competing in Pine Creek Story Slam

TERESA, JABUL, YVONNE AND SOPHIE - OLD HIGHWAY

Teresa tells her daughter Yvonne about how they used to camp and look for tucker along the Old highway.

 

Jabul also explains how the different Indigenous groups of the area used to do Wangi here in the past when crossing each other's borders.

TERESA, JABUL, YVONNE AND SOPHIE - OLD ADELAIDE RIVER HOUSE

Teresa and Jabul show Yvonne and Sophie where they used to live in Adelaide River. Jabul tells us about the weeds in the area and how they need to clean the place up. 

TERESA, JABUL AND DAPHNE - CLARAVALE ROAD AND SHILLING HOLE

The Wagiman Elders take us along Claravale Road and show us where they used to get tucker at a peanut farm and  Shilling Hole. We also learn about where the cheeky Garkine hawk hides his firesticks in bad weather. We also find some important rocks for making axes along the way.

TERESA, JABUL AND YVONNE - BAN BAN SPRINGS/ FOUNTAINHEAD ROAD

Follow Jabul, Teresa and Yvonne as they record their stories along the old Ban Ban road towards the old Ban Ban Springs cattle station where Jabul and Teresa talk about working there in the old days and loading cattle onto the train. We finish up at Grove Hill pub and talk about how Lenny used to live and work around there.

TERESA, JABUL AND ARTHUR - BURRUNDIE ROAD

Follow Jabul, Teresa and Arthur as they revisit the old road out through Burrundie. We find some important camping spots from the past and the present.

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