I I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land we gather on today. I wish to pay my respects for elders past, and to our present, emerging and future leaders. May we acknowledge the truths and wrongs of the past, celebrate the successes and come together in harmony to walk the path together. Always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.
Do you know the name of the traditional custodians of the land that you are on today?
My mob are from Nhunggabarra country – speakers of Yuwaalaraay. So we call ourselves Yuwaalaraay mob. I am very grateful to live on Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi country, it is a beautiful part of the world.
My family come from a small town called Goodooga, in NSW. Its about 20km from the NSW border. The closest towns are Brewarrina and Lightning Ridge in NSW, and Hebel in QLD. My mum, and her parents were born in Goodooga and surrounds, and my dad was from Walgett, but moved to Goodooga later on. His mum was born in Goodooga too. It's one of my most favourite places in the world and I will always call it home.