Lost Newcastle members were recently treated to a special premiere screening of the 19th Stories of Our Town documentary ‘Whibayganba – the Story of Nobbys Headland’.

Told for the first time on film, we’ve captured just some of the 255 million years (or so) of history on this landform. It’s our Eiffel Tower, our Harbour Bridge, our Statue of Liberty, and its history is more fascinating to us than all three. So, how do you tell the 255m year history in 31min? You get EVERYONE involved. We interviewed Aboriginal scholars, historians, geologists, surveyors, ship captains, archivists, pro-surfers, a harbour master, and a former inhabitant and more to bring this story to life. It incorporates hundreds of archive images, animation, high end photography, personal photographs, drone footage and newspaper clippings to tell the story of the rock known to indigenous locals as Whibayganba.

Film makers glenn dormand and tony whittaker

We are so grateful for the huge effort not just from the film makers, but the many people and organisations who have contributed to telling this incredible story.

Watch it here.

Stories of Our Town | Whibayganba – the Story of Nobby’s Headland

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