Facebook Video | The Significance of Gaanha-bula (Mt Canobolas) to the Wiradjuri People

As a major Wiradjuri place, Mt Canobolas was an important occupation site used for the sourcing and sharing of food, medicines and tools, and for corroborees and ceremonies particularly relating to men’s business.

To the Wiradjuri people Gaanha-bula is a place of spiritual connection through worship of Baiame (the Creator God and Sky Father) and through the dreaming story of Gaanha-bula as one of three feuding brothers. Such dreaming stories are known by some people with a strong traditional connection to Orange, but they are not in the public domain.

Aboriginal elder Uncle James explains the aboriginal connection to Gaanha-bula to Andrew Rawson in this video from the Central Australia Aboriginal Media Association.