The Lurujarri Heritage Trail nine-day walk was initiated in 1987 by respected elder Paddy Roe as a means of encouraging members of the Goolarabooloo community to walk their country again; in order to stay connected with their heritage and keep traditional skills alive. Since then the walk has been made available to open-minded travellers so they, too, can experience the living country – long stretches of coast, reef, dunes, rugged bush, mangroves and salt plains. Passing indigenous midden-rich landscapes, the elders share Dreamtime stories, explain traditional tucker and medicines, and demonstrate how to make traditional tools. “I see it as a way to pierce another reality, learn how to find food and be totally immersed in stories from the Dreamtime,” Sue Gough Henly muses.
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