On Saturday 4 August 2001 a group of Gubbi Gubbi elders and community members gathered for the historic opening of the Gubbi Gubbi Keeping Place here at Noosa Museum.
This was the culmination of several years planning that started back in 1998, when the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (CAR) began developing a project in collaboration with the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), their goal was to promote the people's movement for reconciliation.
Once the Museum was contacted by Noosa Council, they asked Dr. Eve Fesl, Gubbi Gubbi Elder, to enlist the cooperation of Gubbi Gubbi people to work jointly on this project, with the aim of creating a display that was different to the mainstream.
A section of the Gubbi Gubbi Display
And different it most certainly is - apart from the main indoor display, there is another outdoor area in an adjoining park. The Island of Reconcilliation consists of a circle of stones with central fireplace and a commemorative plaque, accessed via a short stroll from the Museum precinct, across a purpose-built bridge, all constructed by Noosa District Landcare in cooperation with a local landscaper. Take a short stroll across the park behind the Museumto the Island of Reconciliation.