Ken McBride interprets local creation stories

Ken McBride from Bahtabah LALC. Ken has lived in Toronto for 40 years while working for National Parks and Wildlife Service, Koompahtoo LALC as a site officer and Lake Macquarie Council. He draws on recordings by Rev Threlkeld in 1825 to interpret local creation stories for resident and visiting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. This includes “When the moon cried and formed Moon Lagoon, Belmont” and “Water Monsters” of Freeman’s Waterhole between Lake Macquarie and the Watagan mountains, of Ellalong Swamp near Cessnock and the most significant landmark in Awabakal territory, Mt Sugarloaf (Warrawelong), which has connecting pathways to Hexham Swamp, Lake Macquarie and Wallis Creek. (Pathways across the Hunter, 11-12)