A few years ago I was in Australia, staying with my daughter. We decided to do the Guurbi tour. Our Aboriginal guide was Willie Gordon,who takes guests to his ancestral rock art sites, set in stunning countryside high in the hills above the Aboriginal compound of Hope Vale. Willie Gordon is an impressive guide, who tells his stories with a lot of humour. He knows how to involve the children in such a way that they are fascinated by his stories. He showed us the use of herbs and other plants.Willie Gordon is now listed as one of Australia's Ultimate Must-Do Experiences. With his great smile and infectious laugh he gives you an amazing insight into Aboriginal society and will have you thinking about your own relationship with the earth.
In the caves of Hope Vale are these rock paintings to be found. This is an interesting tour along the caves and through the forest, where our guide Willie Gordon showed us the use of various herbs, and bush medicines.
Willie Gordon says:"My country is north of Cooktown, in Cape York, Far North Queensland. It's on The Bama Way, an Aboriginal trail through Guugu Yimithirr and Kuku Yalanji country, which people can follow today, identifying places of historical and cultural significance along the way.
In the past our spirituality was woven into every level of our existence;it made us strong helped us to make good clear decisions, governed our laws.Our laws took into consideration all living things: animals, plants, birds as well as human beings. The laws were there to ensure the survival of all of my people, and the environment in which they lived. So in the past these two S's -Spirituality and Survival- were central to our existence."
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