The Guurrbi Books

We've had such an amazing response to the stories we share in our blog, that we've now put them into print, in two 36-page booklets which are packed with information and photos.

Guurrbi: My Special Place focuses on the special area of my country known as Wangaar-Wuri, where I take people on tour - its rock art and bush foods, and the two 'S's' central to the existence of the Nugal-warra people - Spirituality and Survival.

Guurrbi: My Family & Other Stories continues sharing the knowledge passed on to me by my father, and answers some of the questions I often get asked on tour, such as why we have so many aunties and uncles, how we choose the right marriage partner, and what are joking and taboo relationships and brother-in-law language? It also includes some wonderful traditional stories (sometimes called Dreamtime Stories) from the region, and cultural information which sheds light on two important historical events, including Australia's First Reconciliation between Europeans and Aboriginal people on the shores of Wahalumbaal Birri, the Endeavour River, nearly 250 years ago.

The books can be purchased from various outlets around Cooktown, including Nature's Powerhouse, the James Cook Museum, Cooktown Post Office, the Croc Shop, and some accommodation and camping and caravan sites. They can also be ordered through the secure Contact Us page of our website. Please tell us which book(s) you would like to purchase, and the address to send them to.The cost is A$12.95 each + postage.

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