The Noosa Museum is in Pomona QLD, within the Sunshine Coast region.
Founded in 1985, the Noosa Museum is home to an extensive and impressive collection of photographs, memorabilia, books, newspapers and historical records capturing many moments of our pioneering past and local history. The Noosa Museum also has a captivating display of the Gubbi Gubbi people, the Aboriginal traditional owners of the local area.
Noosa Museum is a time capsule of fascinating artefacts and historical displays of the past. Each display showcases a moment of time and traces the progress of the Noosa district dating back to the Aboriginal people of the Noosa district (The Gubbi Gubbi people), to the arrival of the first European settlers and the present. The Noosa Museum has a large collection of European history and iconic Australian antiques from the 19th century and prior including kitchenware, homeware, furniture, tools and equipment.
The Gubbi Gubbi people (history, culture and language) is showcased at the Noosa Museum. The area of the museum is called the ‘Gubbi Gubbi Keeping Place’ and displays the Dyungungoo (Territory) of the Gubbi Gubbi people, including their lifestyle at the time of pre-European settlement.
The traditional lands of the Gubbi Gubbi people once stretched from the northern banks of the Pine River, Redcliffe and to the Gregory River north of Maryborough. The Gubbi Gubbi land also stretched along the Conondale Ranges through Caboolture, Kallangur and back to the Pine River, including Bribie Island.
The ‘Gubbi Gubbi Keeping Place’ at the Noosa Museum presents the sacred knowledge of the Gubbi Gubbi people including: Environment, Culture, Kinship and Language. The display is home to artefacts including tools and equipment once used by the Gubbi Gubbi people, as well as educational resources where visitors can learn the history, culture and traditional language.
As well as the main indoor display, there is also an outdoor display area called the ‘Island of Reconciliation’, just a short walk across the park, behind the Museum. The ‘Island of Reconciliation’ is a gathering area consisting of a kippa (circle) of stones with a central fireplace and commemorative plaque.
This place is truly worth visiting to learn about the Gubbi Gubbi people, their history, culture and language and their connection to the land and sea.
The Noosa Museum is run by volunteers who have a passion for history and culture and are happy to assist small to large groups visiting. The Noosa Museum welcomes schools, tour groups and the community to visit and learn. The Noosa Museum is a non-profit organisation and appreciates donations.
Noosa Shire Museum
29 Factory Street, Pomona, QLD 4563