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Walking On Gumbaynggirr Homeland

Experience the deep and ancient culture of this land.

Open yourself to appreciate the Earth, our mother, and the spirits in the land and waters of Gumbaynggirr country. You’ll spend three days out on country, canoeing out on the waters, walking and camping on the land, with Uncle Micklo, a dynamic Gumbaynggirr man with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Sit around a campfire and listen to Dreaming stories, singing the songs that hold the sounds of place. Have the thrill of learning the traditional ways of gathering and catching food, making fire and cooking. Explore another way of seeing the world. This is an opportunity to allow a less structured, an Indigenous experience of country, touch you, as a custodian of this place, shares his country with you.

  • Adults: $418.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 6+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Whole week - full days
Status Full.
Location Bellingen Public School

More about the course



Uncle Micklo

Uncle Micklo

Uncle Micklo is a well-respected Gumbaynggirr man. His ancestors belong to the sea and rainforests of the Nambucca River. With a Bachelor of Teaching from Macquarie University and a Masters in Indigenous Language Education from Sydney University, Uncle Micklo is a Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal Language and Cultural Teacher for the region. 



Course Requirements

Participants need to bring the following equipment:

• Tent.

• Sleeping bag.

• Water.

• Sunscreen.

• Toilet Paper.

• Tooth Brush & paste.

• Fishing gear.

•  Food (fruit, vegies, nuts, tea, cereal, milk)

• Canoe (if you have one)

• Torch, candles, lamps

• Clothes.

If everyone could be prepared to contribute food to share, then there will not be a need to collect money for food. It will also be possible to buy food on Monday, locally but once again everyone who eats needs to contribute.

Uncle Micklo will provide:

• Boat for transferring equipment.

• Cooking equipment

• Tools like shovel, hammer, screw drivers, nets, bags, saucepans, axe, saw, small digging tools, fire making kit.

•  Ochre, body paint

• Fishing lines and bait to fish Gumbaynggirr way

• Fruit and nuts to augment native foods.

• If you need Uncle Micklo to provide canoes he can do that for $44 for one canoe (which will carry 2 people) for the 4 days

Please contact or 66559326 for more details or if you have any questions



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