The team here at WW Souvenirs Gifts & Homewares had a friendly visit from the lovely ladies Shirley (Tjapukai General Manager) and Ashley (Events Coordinator) from Tjapukai. Tjapukai is where Australia begins. It is Australia’s most accessible venue to experience authentic Aboriginal culture dating back over 40,000 years.
Located in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Tjapukai has been sharing the authentic culture and traditions of the local Djabugay people for the past 28 years, providing employment opportunities for their people and giving the performers immense pride in demonstrating their culture.
Tjapukai’s mission has been about giving Australians and international visitors the opportunity to experience authentic Aboriginal culture and interact with Traditional Owners.
We are very proud to announce that we have been accepted as new members of the Indigenous Art Code.
This demonstrates that we have been ethically dealing with our Indigenous Artists and paying royalties for many years.
The Indigenous Art Code membership provides confidence to all our customers purchasing the Bunabiri Brand.
Berringa demonstrates integrity of its honey:-
It’s important and reassuring to know that the honey in the jars you buy lives up to the descriptions on the outside of the jars.
Berringa track honey from source to jar (and you can track your Berringa honey using the Authenticity Tracker. Please check out on the website berringa.com).
Each batch is independently tested using Australian Government NATA certified laboratories.
The Tracker then provides a reading of the actual MGO level for that jar, as independently tested by a NATA accredited laboratory.
WW Souvenirs Gifts and Homewares was delighted to attend the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program held at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on Wednesday 22nd August.
RAP organisations across Australia are turning good intentions into positive actions, helping to build higher trust, lower prejudice and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures.
The day included Luther Cora Aboriginal performance and storytelling. Luther Cora is a proud Indigenous man from the Yugambeh language group on the Gold Coast. Luther has been storytelling for over 30 years and is passionate about performing and presenting his culture through dance and song. He is a well-known and respected member of the Gold Coast community.
The aim of the RAP is to consistently deliver a trusted and true cultural experience that can capture the essence of who we are as a nation and inspire the next generation to recognise that we are all different and can celebrate our diversity to come to a richer life experience for all. The intention of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Reconciliation Action Plan is to connect with the individual in the hope that we can deliver awareness and opportunity to the lives of many.
WW Souvenirs Gifts and Homewares looks forward to following its ongoing reconciliation journey.
- Yugambeh Aboriginal Dancers
- Lovely picture with the ladies Donna & Bailee (Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Staff)
Linda and myself with one of exclusive indigenous artist, Colin Jones and his beautiful Granddaughter Madison.
We have have a long standing and Ethical Relationship with Colin paying him royalty's on all product produced and having a licencing agreement with Colin for many years.
We are very honoured with the appointment and will be producing Colin's unique and beautiful artwork on a expanded range of products.