a walk on country with wonnarua elders

The Cessnock Hospital Redevelopment project team recently had the pleasure of joining local Wonnarua Elders and community to learn about and experience the cultural and spiritual practices of the Wonnarua people, on Wonnarua lands. 

With Uncle Arthur, Uncle Richard and Aunty Cynthia as our guides, the project team took a Walk on Country to learn about the Wonnarua peoples connection to the mountains, plains, rivers and community, and the stories of their culture.

It was a privilege to walk alongside Wonnarua Elders and community as we immersed ourselves in the culture and lands of the Wonnarua people. The day was a great opportunity for the project team to engage with community to understand the importance of Country, which will help shape the cultural planning and design of the Cessnock Hospital Redevelopment.  

We would like to thank the Wonnarua Elders Council and Aunty Cynthia for sharing this memorable experience with the Cessnock Hospital Redevelopment team.