Bundjalung Words

Bundjalung Words

August 16, 2017 13 Comments

It is so wonderful that we have access to Bundjalang language and that we can keep it going by using it in our everyday lives with the names of local animals, plants, places, body parts etc.

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Planet Corroboree 15 years strong!

Planet Corroboree 15 years strong!

August 15, 2017 4 Comments

We opened our doors way back in 2002 when these young Bundjalung men Yarbirri and Kowunduh were just 2 and 3.

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Our Generation

Our Generation

September 28, 2016

Two very dedicated and amazing friends of Planet Corroboree, Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis spent 3 years filming “Our Generation” Documentary, an independent documentary film, that looks at the current state of Indigenous relations in Australia, home to the oldest living culture in the world.

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We Are Water Spirit

We Are Water Spirit

September 28, 2016

“Out of Australian dreamtime, a modern day Aboriginal Elder shares ancient stories of who we really are.

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Cabbage Tree Island

Cabbage Tree Island

September 28, 2016

Living in this beautiful part of the Northern Rivers its fascinating to find out more about the local Indigenous mob and what life was like for them in the early 1900’s. 

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The Dreaming

The Dreaming

September 28, 2016

People in every corner of the world and through every era of time have wondered much about the mysteries of life.

Tribal Aboriginal people in their many, separate groups, found answers and guidance in the intricate, in-depth, varied and creative teachings which came form their Dreaming.

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Bundjalung Nation

Bundjalung Nation

September 28, 2016

The Bundjalung Nation (also spelt Bandjalang, Banjalang, bunjulung, bunjalung or Badjelang) has become a general term for the whole language area stretching the far North East Coast of NSW and the Southern Eastern coast of Queensland. It extends from Grafton on the Clarence River in the South to the Logan River in the North and inland as far as the Great Dividing Range at Tenterfield and Warwick.

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Wollumbin, The Warrior Chief & the Turkey

Wollumbin, The Warrior Chief & the Turkey

September 28, 2016 2 Comments

Wollumbin stands as a majestic mountain in a bowl – shaped valley surrounded by a ring of mountain ranges, the Mt Warning Caldera.

Wollumbin stands 1157 metres high today. Twenty million years ago, it was the main plug or outlet of the massive volcano from which poured lava, forming the mountqains and reefs in the north-east corner of New South Wales.

Taken from “Our Land Our Spirit” Aboriginal Sites of North Coast New South Wales by Jolunda Nayutah and Gail Finlay, North...

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The Arakwal People

The Arakwal People

September 28, 2016

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Bush Tucker

Bush Tucker

September 28, 2016 1 Comment

Bush tucker is the food Australian Aboriginal People lived on Prior to colonisation. It includes edible plants, nuts, tubers, fruits, seafood and game.

Their understanding of Indigenous plants goes way beyond just knowing what is edible. They used plants for tools, weapons, and for medicine and healing. They understood the seasons and the life cycle of plants and animals and the effect that had on their own survival.

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Why did the first people of this land happily remain as they were for thousands of years?

Why did the first people of this land happily remain as they were for thousands of years?

September 28, 2016

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Gumma Garra – Scarred Tree

Gumma Garra – Scarred Tree

September 28, 2016

At Evans Head, a scarred tree stands. A tallow wood, its bark was removed by the local Indigenous mob to make a small canoe or repair a canoe. There are two stories attached to this site.

The First is that the bark was removed by young boys being trained in canoe-making and bark removal. The actual scar would have been much larger if the boys had been making a full size canoe to seat two men.

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