Central Western Plains: Central Western Plains: Reminiscences of the Coonabarabran district, 1920s
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Mary Jane Cain was a highly respected Gamilaraay woman who lived at the Burra Bee Dee Aboriginal reserve near the town of Coonabarabran. She was born at nearby Toorawandi Station in 1844, the daughter of Gamilaraay woman Jinnie and Irishman Eugene Griffin. Her extended family lived on the reserve before it was officially gazetted in 1912. In the 1920s, Mary Jane wrote a local history documenting her early life and her recollections of some of the white people who first lived in the Coonabarabran region. Her reminiscences include 73 Gamilaraay placenames and their meanings in English.