A Statement From Rory O'Connor On The Koala Land Report

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.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yugambeh-Museum/214603398575375?fref=ts

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