We have an adoption policy, that everyone fails to acknowledge: when you are in certain areas of the country you adopt the law of that country. Like my Dad says, he adopted this other modern saying, When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Well its the same here. When in Buluwai do as the Buluwai do; when in Djabugay, do as the Djabugay do; when you are in a neighbours country, you do as they do. [extract of interview with Willie Brim, Jan 2010]
The Buluwai Collective is also a platform for the telling of the history of all its neighbouring tribes. All these tribes living in close connection with the Buluwai, and each other, and they, and their stories, are equally as important. These nieghboruing tribes are the: Yrrgandyji, Yidinyji, Djabugai, Gugganyji, Ngadjon, Manu, Majanyji, Wanyurr, Barbaram,
The Buluwai Collective is concerned with collecting as much as possible of the disparate information that exists regarding Buluwai country and the surrounding area together onto this website. Thus an archive of information will be created, as well as a recourse for those interesting in discovering the predominantly hidden history of this region.
We aim to challenge the present-day assumption and prejudices. We believe that knowledge and understanding of the Indigenous past transforms the way one looks at modern society. We believe that modern society is wrong in very many ways and we think things are getting worse.