When the Wonnarua see the wedge tailed eagle, they know Kawal is looking over them, protecting them.
The recorded history of the Wonnarua begins in the early nineteenth century when the Europeans settled.
Ironically, it is directly above Baime cave where Europeans first viewed the Upper Hunter, led from Sydney by a tracker from the Wonnarua tribe.
James’ book, Koori a Will to Win, is a compelling historical account of 200 years of his family and the tribal history of the Wonnarua people. Currently a map of the Wonnarua Nation is being developed based on historical oral and written records. Once the map is finalised it will be available on this website.
More historical information of the Wonnarua will also be regularly added to this website, so that the Wonnarua story can be shared with and known by everyone. “About the Wonnarua”, by James Miller contains more information about the Wonnarua. To read “About the Wonnarua” open the PDF.