Bush Tucker

Bush Tucker

September 28, 2016 1 Comment

The first people of this land and 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

People often ask why is it that food production, pottery, metallurgy, architecture or towns did not develop in prehistoric Australia?

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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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Bundjalung names for local birds

Bundjalung names for local birds

September 28, 2016

I've had a request for some Bundjalung bird names to be shared on our website….so here they are.

All these words and others on our website come from a “Dictionary of Western Bundjaung”  compiled by Margaret Sharpe, and takes in these main dialects; Birihn ( Rapville), Gidhabal (Woodenbong), Wahlubal (Tabulan), Wehlubal (Baryulgil) and Wudjebal (tenterfield)

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Honouring Mothers

Honouring Mothers

September 28, 2016

Today is Mothers Day. Feeling to tune into the many wonders that woman is,….this morning first thing i do is  head to book self here in Planet Corroboree where i know i will find something special to honour mothers. Intuitively i am drawn to the book “Men’s business, Women’s business”, and open it to find perfectly what im seeking…and i’m warmed in my heart that it also beautifully honours the man in his  way of support in the birth of his child. This is so powerful!

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The Three Brothers

The Three Brothers

September 28, 2016 1 Comment

These boys, Kowunduh and Yarbirri are part of the next generation of proud indigenous men. For them, even their names will always take them back to their culture and the significant ancestors they were named after.

In pre-colonial times, Bundjalung country encompassed some of the richest hunting and fishing grounds  anywhere on the continent. According to the oral traditions of the Bundjalung, these areas were first  settled by the Three Brothers and their descendants.

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