Itineraries & Trails

Aboriginal stories - Forster / Worimi

Gulambarra and the Crying Tree

Gulambarra is a very important figure in the culture of the Worimi people. Tune in as Toni Paulson describes the importance of Gulambarra and how he created sacred places, including the ‘Crying Tree. Toni describes the shape that Gulambarra now takes, visible in the night sky. To purchase and experience authentic Aboriginal fine art and merchandise visit Tobwabba Art and Cultural Centre.

Acknowledgements

This Project was made possible through the support and cultural authority of the Forster Local Aboriginal Land Council. Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance would like to express our gratitude to Toni Paulson for her time, commitment and for sharing the community cultural knowledge and stories with all of us.

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Granny’s Rock

People are often unaware of the spiritual and cultural significance of the places they visit regularly. Forster Aboriginal community member, Toni Paulson brings awareness and knowledge to a commonly visited place in Forster, frequented by the whole community and tourists alike. Toni explains the story behind Granny’s Rock and the significance to the Worimi people. You can see Granny’s Rock during low tide, follow the GPS and listen to the story for instructions.

Acknowledgements

This Project was made possible through the support and cultural authority of the Forster Local Aboriginal Land Council. Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance would like to express our gratitude to Toni Paulson for her time, commitment and for sharing the community cultural knowledge and stories with all of us.

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Tobwabba story

Aboriginal cultures are highly adaptable, dynamic and continual. Forster/Tuncurry host a culture that is one of the oldest surviving continuous cultures in the world. Forster Aboriginal community member, Toni Paulson describes this and how it has changed and adapted to become the dynamic living culture that it is today. This is the culture of the Worimi people and this is the Tobwabba story. To purchase and experience authentic Aboriginal fine art and merchandise visit Tobwabba Art and Cultural Centre.

Acknowledgements

This Project was made possible through the support and cultural authority of the Forster Local Aboriginal Land Council. Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance would like to express our gratitude to Toni Paulson for her time, commitment and for sharing the community cultural knowledge and stories with all of us.

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Min Min lights

Forster Aboriginal community member, Toni Paulson describes Min Min lights. There are 3 different types that can be witnessed in the Forster/Tuncurry region, within the boundaries of the Worimi nation. In telling this story, Toni demonstrates the living and continual spirituality that exists within the Worimi Aboriginal community. To purchase and experience authentic Aboriginal fine art and merchandise visit Tobwabba Art and Cultural Centre.

Acknowledgements

This Project was made possible through the support and cultural authority of the Forster Local Aboriginal Land Council. Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance would like to express our gratitude to Toni Paulson for her time, commitment and for sharing the community cultural knowledge and stories with all of us.

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