There are a number of Aboriginal mythology associated with the Fingal area,
including that of Galiwus, a protective supernatural hairy man said to abide in
a cave on Fingal Head and a mythological black dog which used to live in the
caves on Fingal head, which have now been quarried away. The local Aboriginals
are said to believe that when the caves were destroyed the dog became homeless
and now roams the area.
Fingal Head is named Pooningbah, place of the echidna, referring to the shape
of the basalt outcrop at the top of the headland.. At the northern end of
Dreamtime Beach is a massacre site dating from the 1850s. There are shell
middens and artefacts providing evidence of long Aboriginal occupation in the
Check out our listing of
Heads accommodation and
Coast accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions,
tours, local maps and other information.