Last year we realised an opportunity to invite an important Aboriginal Lore group to be co-custodians at Yambulla. We cemented the relationship in December by gifting them one of our favourite pieces of Yambulla. The gift parcel sits beside our most important waterhole where sits an important ‘Mother Tree’ and has a separate access road, keeping it very private. We couldn't be happier to have this group as our neighbour, giving us Cultural guidance.
35 men enjoyed a weekend of glorious weather, artefact making, walking, undertaking ceremony, roadwork and getting to know their new home. We were deeply moved to be invited to join them for an evening of yarning around a fire over dinner then a Reflection Circle around their ceremonial fire. Having this deeply connected Aboriginal group here in the Yambulla valley, on their own Country, was an important step in decolonising this land, opening the door to walking together to care for this Country.
The artefacts they made us on camp were presented that night and we will treasure these objects for ever.