Continuing the legacy of Ban Ban Springs
A NEW sign now stands at the Ban Ban Springs heritage site, acknowledging and celebrating the area’s indigenous history.
Wakka Wakka man and Indigenous Wellbeing Centre health worker Clem Shadford said he was proud to see the sign representing the heritage of his ancestors.
“My family were born here on this land,” Mr Shadford said.
“I feel proud to be here for this, but also seeing our culture being protected.”
Mr Shadford said Ban Ban Springs was special for many reasons and he hoped to see the trend of recognising indigenous heritage continue.
North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Rachel Chambers said the sign celebrated the importance of Ban Ban Springs and its historical significance.
“The sign is based on designs provided by the Ban Ban Springs Environmental Management Plan consultation committee,” Cr Chambers said.
“It incorporates the Wakka Wakka people and welcomes visitors to their traditional sacred meeting place.”
Ban Ban Springs is a sacred site associated with the Rainbow Serpent, which is believed to have surfaced there.
WELCOME: A new sign has been unveiled at Ban Ban Springs as part of the Works for Queensland program.