Clans gather to learn a new song

Members of ‘Shoal Haven, Bong Bong and the Kangaroo Ground (Valley) visited the Cowpastures at Liverpool to learn a new song. Groups from all along the coast gathered at Wollongong in 1840. Earlier there was a gathering at Botany Bay 1842’. (Backhouse and Walker in Illawarra and Shoalhaven, 1836 Edgar Beale memorial volume, p 36, note 19)