Byron Bay

Cavanbah, which means ‘meeting place’, with its sweeping beachfront and sheltered places was a favourite home base and meeting place for the Arakwal people and other Bunjalung nation tribes.

Today it is the township of Byron Bay. In 1881 when Europeans first arrived, ‘King’ Bobby, an important Arakwal ancestor was the leader of a large group of around 80 people in Cavanbah. The home camp was located near the current crossroads of Lawson and Fletcher Streets in the Byron Bay CBD, not far from the site of the old Council Chambers. When ‘King’ Bobby died, his son Harry Bray inherited the kingship.