The Yarrabilba area forms part of the broader cultural landscape of the Albert River catchment and Mt Tamborine area, an area which also contains archaeological and cultural sites including Bora Grounds that continue to be of high significance to Aboriginal people living in the region
This opening celebration was an opportunity to showcase the culturally scarred Ironbark trunk that was relocated for the Project, together with a cultural information display designed by Jabree Ltd, that are now a permanent feature at the entrance of the new Helensvale Light Rail Station.
The alignment for Stage 3A is proposed within a highly developed area but is also in proximity to the Jebbribillum Bora Ground, and the Bora Memorial Rock, which holds high archaeological, cultural, historic and aesthetic value to the traditional owners of the Gold Coast.
Traditional fire making techniques, boomerang and spear throwing, string making and didgeridoo playing … what a great way to start to the week!
Jabree and Stockland have established an agreement for future works to define the extent of the artefact scatter and to map its boundary.
Jabree is proud to be working with the City of Gold Coast to support community initiatives and activities as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations
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Importantly, the City is also seeking input into the desired future role of traditional owners in contributing to the Gold Coast’s transition to a water sensitive city over the next 20-50 years.
A single map cannot tell the whole story of an area, but each offers a unique and interesting perspective about its development.
Traditional Owners presented a gift of ochre, which had been collected from the Greenheart Reserve ochre site, for use during the week-long Artist Camp.