We wish to pay respect to the elders, past and present, of

  • the Gadigal people, to whom the land south of Sydney Harbour first belonged,
  • the Gameragal people of the lower north shore of Sydney, to whom that land first belonged,
  • the Garigal people of the northern beaches of Sydney, to whom that land first belonged.

The team at Cubba Cubba Project also wish to acknowledge the incredible amount of support, assistance and encouragement of so many people over the past 18 months who helped develop this vision for the future of Middle Head.


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Legal Adviser

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History Advisor

Dr Keith Vincent Smith is a specialist in the history of Indigenous people on the east coast of Australia  around Sydney Harbour, Botany Bay and Pittwater.  His research and writing is focused on the period of first contact with European people, beginning with Captain Cook at Botany Bay in 1770.  His publications include the stories of Bungaree,  many entries  in The Dictionary of Sydney and The Australian Dictionary of Biography, as well as forthcoming profiles on Arabanoo and Bennelong No one knows more about the First Australians whose origins in the Sydney region go back 40,000 years or more before the 1st Convict sailed through Sydney Heads on 26th January, 1788.

Language Adviser

Jeremy Steele

Core Team on Cubba Cubba Project

John Young.   BSc(Arch) Sydney, BArch(Hons) Liverpool UK, ARB (UK)
CEO Yindi Systems. Originally trained and practised as an Architect in Sydney and UK.   Moved into IT industry doing marketing, business development and channels roles.   Semi-retired John now focuses on pro bono projects, typically associated with planning, the environment and social change. 

Prue Slatyer   Architect + Landscape Architect.  BSc(Arch) Sydney University, BArch University of Tasmania

Rod Horan     Architect.    BSc(Arch) Sydney University, BArch Sydney University

Cubba Cubba Project Team
Updated 26-feb-2017