Experience Yengo Lore and Immerse yourself in the oldest living culture on earth
An Australian Cultural Immersion. No need to travel overseas for enlightenment when you can experience it only 2 hours from Sydney. Find your colours and live your story when you discover the world’s most ancient culture as it was 26’000 years ago.
Our culture is a living culture. Come with us to hear the lore stories.
These are the very beginning stories of our Ngurrumpa (our camp world) as given to us by our Elders. Far from being ‘myth’ these stories teach us how we should be and relate to all things around us. Wollombi has been, for millennia, an important meeting place, to which Aboriginal people would travel great distances for trade, social intercourse, and ceremony.
The focus of these ceremonial gatherings was, and still is, Mount Yengo, every bit as sacred to the peoples of the East as Uluru to those of the Centre. From Yengo’s summit Baiame, one of the primary creative forces, stepped back into the skyworld after life had been created and the Lore set in place. To ensure that this Lore would not be forgotten, Baiame’s final act was to carve it in stone. We would like to share some of the story of these engraving sites with you. Click here to watch a short film made back in 1998 of the area and it’s significance.
Join us for a half day to learn the lore stories of the Map Site and Turkey Site.
HALF DAY IMMERSION
The Immersion departs Wollombi Cultural Centre at 9:00am up to Finchley Trig and the Map Site. Learn about how Mt Yengo came to be and how it is considered as sacred to Aboriginal people of NSW as Uluru is the central desert people.
Then spend a couple of hours at the Map Site learning the little lore stories of this local area. Return to Wollombi at 12:30. Visit the Art Gallery.
Bring your own lunch or enjoy the fresh local produce at a popular Laguna restaurant before returning to Sydney via the farm gate to stock up your pantry with delicious vegetables straight out of the ground.