For thousands of years, Aboriginal people from many miles around came to the Blackall Range during the bumper fruiting seasons of the Bunya tree for a time of feasting, story-telling and conflict resolution. Baroon Pocket was a place of plenty and the Jinibara people welcomed people from near and far to share in their good fortune. As Determined Native Title Claimants for the Blackall Range, the Jinibara People Aboriginal Corporation extend their welcome to the rainforest playground of QCCC Mapleton to all people.
A selection of the 2019 Study Sunshine Coast Ambassadors were lucky enough to recently visit the TribalLink Centre at Mapleton. The TribalLink Centre offers amazing experiences of indigenous culture and Aboriginal learning outcomes.
The Students participated in a walkabout in the pristine rainforest and sampled bushfood while learning about traditional land management techniques. The students also tried their hand at boomerang throwing with local guide Michael before enjoying a campfire complete with traditional bush tucker food to finish off the afternoon.
For further information please visit the TribalLink website.