First Nations and Torres Strait Islander History and Culture

The Fraser Coast Regional Council acknowledges to the east, the Butchulla (Badtjala) people, and to the west, the Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) people, their connection to country (land, sea and sky) and recognises the many places of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance in the community. We pay respects to the Elders – past, present and emerging. The Fraser Coast Regional Council also acknowledges other First Nations and Torres Strait Islander people who reside in the Fraser Coast Region.
First Nations and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.
Some material may contain terms that reflect authors’ views, or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded, but may not be considered appropriate today. These views are not necessarily the views of Fraser Coast Regional Council. While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in an historical context.
The Fraser Coast Regional Council’s vision for reconciliation is to be an organisation that recognises and respects First Nations and Torres Strait Islander people’s history and culture. We develop this through diversity, opportunities and respectful relationships.

Butchulla Culture


Gubbi Gubbi Culture


First Nations and Torres Strait Islander information


Welcoming Spaces

The K'gari Unit at Hervey Bay Library and the Moonaboola Unit at Maryborough Library showcase unique resources pertaining to Indigenous history and culture. 

The collection includes:

  • Butchulla language dictionaries
  • Children's language books
  • The Koori Mail – an indigenous-owned and operated newspaper
  • Cultural cemetery records
  • Artefacts
  • Indigenous resources available on an iPad