- 2 Plantation Rd, Beenleigh, QLD 4207
- Postal address
- Cnr Plantation Rd and Martens St, Beenleigh, QLD 4207
- Opening hours
- Wed 10am-2.30pm or By appointment
- Free for individuals; Group members with guide: $4 per person
The Yugambeh Museum is committed to the conservation and promotion of the cultural heritage of the traditional Aboriginal people of the Yugambeh Language Region. The region extends from the Tweed River in the south to the Logan River in the north and west.
The Museum’s collections include ancient and contemporary artefacts, art pieces, family histories, archival records and photographs and an extensive library of books, audio and video tapes and CDs relating to the shared Aboriginal and European history of the region. Great emphasis has been given to the collection of records relating to Yugambeh and other languages of Southeast Queensland. It prides itself on being a keeping place for information relating to the local Yugam language, which Museum founders have gathered since it was thought extinct in the 1980s.
Research by the Museum’s founders has also led to the establishment of a number of “modern” traditions including an annual Black Diggers Remembrance Ceremony honouring Aboriginal men and women from the frontier wars of the 1800s to Australian military service in world wars and overseas campaigns since the Boer War. The Drumley Walk is another major event for the Museum. This three day walking pilgrimage through the traditional lands of the Yugambeh Aboriginal peoples includes story-telling and interpretive guiding. Participants in 2008 reached into the hundreds.