Teaching and sharing traditional Aboriginal lore and culture

Paul Gordon, Jocelyn Grant and Ann-Maree Lishman found Ngurra Bu (pronounced “nurra ba”) Aboriginal Corporation at Wollombi. It focused solely on teaching Aboriginal and non-Indigenous people and sharing traditional Aboriginal lore and culture, as well as Aboriginal history. Set on 40 hectares of a traditional Aboriginal site in the Lower Hunter Valley, it is used as a basecamp to guide visitors to various lore sites, including rock engravings and cave paintings within the Wollombi and Broke valleys. Within three years, 1500 people visited the camp, including around 1000 visitors celebrating the 20th anniversary performance of the Wollombi Corroboree in October 2012. Senior cultural Officer is Uncle Paul Gordon from north-western New South Wales.