“We are honoured to have been welcomed into Quandamooka Country by the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) to film part of this magnificent story. We are actively working with the Quandamooka people to ensure all protocols and country are respected and are very much looking forward to showcasing aspects of Quandamooka tradition to the world.”
– Kaushik Das and Mirko Grillini on the behalf of The ReFraction Team
A message from the Quandamooka people
The Quandamooka Peoples have lived on Minjerribah (now known as North Stradbroke Island) for a very long time. Scientists say at least 25 000 years, however we say longer. Our traditional estate – Quandamooka, the waters and islands of Central and Southern Moreton Bay and the coastal land and streams between the Brisbane to Logan Rivers, gave life to us in a time beyond memory.
There are three clans that comprise the Peoples of the Quandamooka. They are the Nughi of Moorgumpin (now known as Moreton Island) and the Nunukul and Gorenpul of Minjerribah.
We hold our heads high as Traditional Owners with strong identity and culture.
We are the Quandamooka People. We are the people of the sand and the water.
With special thanks to the Yulu Burri Ba Dancers for sharing their traditions with us.