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Ngutana-Lui

Immerse yourself in the richness and diversity of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

In a full day program (10am-2.30pm) teachers, students parents and caregivers will experience the living traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  Activities include song and dance, art, Torres Strait Islander culture, bushwalk, foods and fibers, and boomerang throwing.

In conjunction with ongoing studies in both primary and secondary schools, the program anticipates the integration of Indigenous studies across the curriculum.  Ngutana-Lui has a resource centre for professional engagement and service at all levels of education.


Centre Background


The Ngutana-Lui Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies Centre was established in 1989 by Brisbane Catholic Education in conjunction with the Aboriginal and Islander Catholic Council and the local community.
The aims of the centre were to promote reconciliation, develop cultural understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The philosophy of the centre is based on a holistic view of creation, recognizing that humanity is part of the environment and not separate to it.

A relaxed, friendly atmosphere was created to express teaching / learning styles, which reflect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, providing opportunities for teachers and students to explore aspects of both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies.


Brisbane Catholic Education Office

243 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park Q 4102

GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001 Australia

Phone: (07) 3033 7000

Fax: (07) 3844 5101