The Campbelltown 2020 Yarning Circle

Who doesn’t love a good yarn? The Campbelltown 2020 Yarning Circle is a symbol of Campbelltown’s commitment to sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. A meeting place for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as well as the wider Campbelltown community. A place to have a chat, have a yarn, share and learn together.

What is a Yarning Circle?

Yarning Circles are Aboriginal cultural spaces. They have been used for thousands of years. A place to build relationships and to pass on knowledge. They bring communities together to meet and have a good yarn.

The Yarning Circle at Koshigaya Park.

The space was developed as part of the Campbelltown 2020 program to recognise more than 60,000 years of Aboriginal history in the region.

The Yarning Circle design is the result of months of consultation and collaboration with local Aboriginal Elders and community members.

A prominent feature of the Yarning Circle is a series of artworks and carvings depicting the lyrebird which in an Aboriginal Dreaming story that tells the story of the lyrebird as being an animal that was able to communicate with all the other animals to resolve disputes.

Other features include a series of sandstone rocks, bush tucker tree plantings and messaging in Dharawal language.