BULUWAI PROJECTS

Ngunbay Katjiraka Buluwai (Willie Brim, Clan, Tribe) is the Traditional Owner and Cultural Custodian of Buluwai Country, Aboriginal Rainforest People of Wet Tropics of Queensland (Bama, Kuranda Region). Willie Brim has a 40 year history of activism, music and performance, business creation, tourism and education. He stands proud of his achievements to bring recognition for his Bama ancestors, those who survived on the edge of the Frontier Wars, being displaced decade on decade by mass deforestation of the ancient old-growth Gondwana rainforests of Far North Queensland.

The projects below have been in progress over the decades in various forms. Numerous co-collaborators have worked with Willie to ensure the precious Bama culture will not be lost and forgotten into the future.

The Buluwai Indigenous Corporation are always looking for people interested in the Buluwai Story, and those who want to join us via their time, energy, love, commitment, and above all else those who make wishes for the grandchildren:

Project Files Stage
CORPORATION
/ Set up
The Buluwai Indigenous Corporation (BIC ICN 8867) was formed 13 July 2018 to manage the Cairns Regional Claim (CRC) on behalf of the Mona Mona Descendants, Buluwai descendants. Please download the BIC Membership Form, click here. WIP
CULTURAL HERITAGE
/ Barron Falls Walking Trail
BULUWAI CULTURAL HERITAGE REPORT SECTION 1 – Introduction (12 pages 13MB)
BULUWAI CULTURAL HERITAGE REPORT SECTION 2 – Archaeology (5 pages 4MB)
BULUWAI CULTURAL HERITAGE REPORT SECTION 3 – Lands, Waters, Flora, Fauna (17 pages 16MB)
– BULUWAI CULTURAL HERITAGE REPORT SECTION 4 – Caring for Country (27 pages 19MB)
COMPLETED
TOURISM SERVICES
/ Kuranda Indigenous Cultural Arts (KICA) Collective
Click to download poster, with more information including session times
New Kuranda Indigenous Artists ‘Portal’ in progress, click here
Roadmap info & running sheet page
LAUNCH 28 JAN
EDUCATION SERVICES
/ Uncle Willie’s Outdoor Classroom
Poster Uncle-Willies-Outdoor-Classroom-DRAFT IN PROGRESS
ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
/ Aboriginal Rainforest Peoples History Project
– Buluwai Stories:  Katjiraka (Taipan) Family Tree Sides A/B, click here to open/download PDF
– In Brief – Cairns Regional Claim Tribes Sides A/B click here to open/download PDF
– Buluwai Stories:  Tji:Auwin aka Toby Brim Sides A/B
– Buluwai Stories:  Oscar Brim Sides A/B
FINAL
FINAL
RESEARCH
RESEARCH
Buluwai Lands Boundary Mapping In development, funding required WIP
TOURISM SERVICES
/Buluwai Country Traveller’s Map
/ Matching Bama Wayfinding signage for the map, discovery
For Free Independent Traveller’s (FITs) with focus on Nature-based and Indigenous Tourism. In development, funding & support required IN PROGRESS
ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
/ LiDar Survey of Kuranda – Stoney Creek Escarpment
Identify more sites / trails for restoration. Funding required for expensive survey. WIP
ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
/ Tindale Parallel Vocabularies
– FNQ Aboriginal Rainforest People Study Proposal
In development, funding required
Download PDF: Tindale-Parallel-Vocabularies-FNQ-Rainforest-People-Study
WIP
 ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
/ Davies Creek DATSIP Registrations
– of Cultural Heritage Finds
 In development, funding required  WIP
 ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY
/ Kuranda/Speewah DATSIP Registrations
– of Cultural Heritage Finds
 F001 – Bulwandji Bora Ring (registered)[key] – Buluwandji Bora Rings (letter sent 22 Sep 19)[key] – Buluwandji Walkpads (letter sent 22 Sep 19)  WIP