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It’s strange moving from the city to the country, to Gumbaynggirr country with place as vital as home. Yet here I am using the latest technologies that defy place to talk about place. Over a third of the world’s population, nearly 3 billion people, have internet access, more than can access sanitation facilities according to the WHO/UNICEF. We are so lucky living here, about 800 million people still have unsafe drinking water.

 

Jagun map sm

Lat=-30°35’00″ Long=+153°00’00″

Jagun – ‘dwelling’ or ‘home’

My name is Zeminda Walker . . .
I am Gumbaynggirr. Ngaya yaam Gumbaynggirr.
This is my homeland. Yaam nganyundi jagun.
The Gumbaynggir people have a strong connection to this area.
The mouth of Oyster Creek to the north is highly significant,
as is Nunguu Mirral (Picket Hill) to the west.

Oyster Creek view

Oyster lagoon

Nunguu Mirral from Urunga lagoon

Nunguu Mirral from Urunga lagoon

Nunguu Mirral

Nunguu Mirral, male initiation site, sacred increase site for grey kangaroo

Blue Poles, first year

 

 

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