On 10 November 2021, a First Nations elder from our Traditional Owners the Ghungalu people took 26 First Nations students from Blackwater State High School on a Yarbun Rhunga or ‘Learning Day’ tour to explore their local culture.
This unique excursion was organised by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), the education arm of the QRC, and sponsored and coordinated by Coronado’s Curragh mine.
Curragh has a long history of involvement with the QMEA which reflects our commitment to support local Communities and engage frequently with local First Nations communities to ensure we have transparent, respectful and meaningful communications.
This cultural excursion was a first for the QMEA and Coronado was proud to sponsor this event, with Ghungalu elder Steve Kemp introducing students to the language, storytelling, medicine, artifacts, tools and equipment used by local First Nations people.
This excursion was an opportunity to provide First Nations students the chance to learn more about their cultural history as well as the excellent resources career paths available locally.