June. Yarnteen is incorporated. The leadership of the Awabakal Co-op stays closely involved in mentoring the early development of Yarnteen and its emerging leadership. This process of mentoring and incubation is a signature feature of Yarnteen’s development. There is always a strong focus on economic development at the heart of Yarnteen’s operations. It seek to provide an economic role model for the wider Indigenous community. Paul Gordon (who arrives in Newcastle from Brewarrina during the 1970s) becomes CEO of Yarnteen College and also sets up cultural camps to teach Aboriginal youth about culture, their culture. (Gordon, in Pathways across the Hunter 2011 p17-29; Smith, The Business of Governing, c2012).