Yarning Online OnCountry KurraPurra Pila

Yarning Online OnCountry – Kurru Purra Pila provides a culturally safe place for sharing knowledge and skills – enabling the transference of Cultural Knowledge between Elders and extended family while producing both creative and environmental outcomes.

Aboriginal Elders and Knowledge Holders, as well as younger people, from Bourke, Brewarrina, Weilmoringle, Enngonia, Goodooga and Wilcannia will contribute to the project that will connect people, the river, the spiny sedge and weaving techniques to the Mura (Songlines) – Baiame, Water Snakes, Seven Sisters along the Baaka Barwon river systems and its tributaries – Ngarntu (Culgoa), Paroo and Warrego Rivers. It includes private and public lands as determined by Aboriginal Elders in consultation with landholders and land managers. Traditional Owners include Ngemba, Barkindji, Wangkumara, Murrawarri and Kunja people.

This is a Cultural and regeneration project that will pass on oral history – reconnecting with and preserving Cultural Knowledge and skills while also regenerating sites to enable this process.

Yarning Online OnCountry KurraPurra Pila news and media:

Western NSW Aboriginal Elders lead new project with environmental and Cultural benefits

KurruPurra Pila Weavers Aunty Jeananne Edwards, Aunty Nolene Nean, Aunty Dot Martin, Aunty Shirley Renayne and Aunty Sandra Kelly at Maranguka Community Hub

Yarning Online OnCountry KurraPurra Pila has been created in partnership between Community and Taragara Aboriginal Corporation. This project is funded by the NSW Government through Heritage NSW and Western Local Land Services NSW, and by Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife through its Community Conservation Grants program. It is supported by the University of New England.

Special thanks to our Elders, community members, local partners, landholders and land managers for their support of this project.