The People

from Reference 13

Early European observers commented on the fine stature and physical condition of the Bundjalung people when compared with those further inland. Some of this is perhaps retained today. For those who know Bundjalung people, there is a distinctive squareness of jaw which often sets them apart from other groups, despite the perhaps 50% European ancestry of the Aboriginal population of this area. As marriage is mainly within the Aboriginal community the proportion of European ancestry has not changed much in the last fifty years.