Big Plans Caring For Country

1 July, 2016

Cobowra Local Aboriginal Land Council Building Capacity for Youth Engagement

On the far south coast of NSW, a hop, skip and a jump from the town of Moruya, lies one of the most culturally significant areas for the Brinja-Yuin people.

The Congo Campground is part of the Bingi Dreaming Track, surrounded by Eurobodalla National Park, pristine beaches and the Pacific Ocean.

Congo Campground. Image: OurMob

Hidden throughout the area are continuous connections to cultural knowledge – shell middens, stone quarries and beacon sites for spotting visitors and even schools of fish.

Cobowra LALC Chair Theresa Brierly. Image: OurMob

It’s this knowledge that Cobowra Local Aboriginal Land Council Elder Georgina Parsons wants young people to be able pass on to their children.

Cobowra LALC Elder Georgina Parsons “Aunty Coop”. Image: OurMob

OurMob visited Cobowra LALC to see how youth are being engaged as future leaders.


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.