Stepping it up: next generation songlines

30 September, 2014

We know it’s important to get news out about Land Rights in NSW and what it means in 2014. More than half of our mob is under 25 years of age and the primary way of getting news and stories and keeping in touch is through the internet and social media. 

In this edition we hear and see different ways people, young and old, are making sure that information about Land Rights carries on through the generations.

Sometimes we hear people say, “well the Land Rights fight is over, that was in the 80s” but the battle is far from over! We need to make Land Rights active and relevant, to build on its successes and to share the knowledge to empower upcoming generations.

We hear about how mob are already doing this through stories from around the network – this month from Moree, Walgett, Queanbeyan, Wagga Wagga, Nowra and Leeton.

We all must keep building on Land Rights and it’s up to all of us to keep it alive and continuing and making sure that information gets passed on.

Across NSW, it doesn’t matter what your experience is as an Aboriginal person, whether you grew up in city or country, remote or high rise – our connection is to land.

Remember to get your mob to sign up to Our Land Council Our Mob Our Future newsletter at Anyone who signs up between now and the end of November goes in to the running to win an iPhone 6 Plus.

Congratulations to Cat Kutay who won the JB-HiFi voucher from our first competition.

This long weekend, make sure you come and checkout the NSWALC tent near field 2 at the Knockout. We have loads of new gear available, including deadly ‘Our Mob’ sunnies for those who sign up to

See you at the Knockout!


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.