A statement from Rory O’Connor, Yugambeh Aboriginal community spokesperson
Borobi – koala
Kulun boomooie – the path ahead
I am sure I speak for all Yugambeh people, and indeed all Aboriginal people, when I applaud the ambitions in this document.
The borobi was protected by family totemic law for tens of thousands of years, and simultaneously enjoyed as a food source by others for all this time.
Aboriginal lore meant the species was both nurtured and utilised in a sustainable manner.
Unforunately, today’s community does not adhere to this wisdom.
We hope your work is successful for mono jarjum – tomorrow’s children.
Rory O’Connor, Director
Yugambeh Museum Language & Heritage Research Centre.