Booglegum is the Aboriginal Place name for a hill now known as Pine Mountain, near Possum Creek, also near Bangalow and Byron Bay, in NSW Australia.

In the 1920s it was adopted as the property name for the original Possum Creek homestead of Frank O’Meara, formerly known as Jerseyville, which overlooks Pine Mountain from a nearby hill. The Booglegum homestead, built in the 1890s from timber cut from the property, remains to this day and has recently been restored by its current owners , Sue Taylor and Ian Peter.  Sue Taylor originally purchased the property in the early 1980s after it had been in a state of disrepair and had become a hippie squatter camp during the 1970s.

Booglegum is a fine heritage homestead, one of the finest in the Byron Bay area. The origins of the name and the use of the name to denote the area now known as Pine Mountain (and until recently home to Paul Hogan) seems to be unrecorded.

Hence this small piece of local history!


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