Aboriginal culture is said to be one of the oldest living cultures in the world today. Archaeologists have found that the Quandamooka people (meaning people of Moreton Bay) have lived on North Stradbroke Island for at least 21,000 years.
North Stradbroke Island is home to a wide variety of native plants, wildlife and marine life, and the Quandamooka people have learned to read the signs in nature which tell them when certain foods are in season. Native plants are also used to make medicines, baskets, rope, tools and weapons.
These school holidays, join local Quandamooka man Matt Burns on an informative walking tour around the shores of Dunwich, where you can learn about fish rings, bush medicines, local foods and how artifacts are made. Top off the tour by trying your hand at some traditional spear throwing!