9 February 2021

Yuin Country stories to be told through new online series

| Sharon Kelley
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Three people in kayaks on river in 'Eurobodalla: Yuin People'.

The three-part online series, Eurobodalla: Yuin People, shares local Aboriginal stories about Country. Photo: Supplied.

A new online series about the cultural history of Eurobodalla’s Yuin people and their connection to place will launch on Eurobodalla TV this week.

Eurobodalla: Yuin People was created by outdoor travel specialists We Are Explorers, who met with local identities Dwayne Bannon-Harrison, Warwick Smith and Patricia Ellis to capture three stories spanning tens of thousands of years. Company founder Henry Brydon said it was fascinating to hear these sacred stories, rooted in an undying connection to place.

“Listening to the stories – from the gold mining village of Central Tilba and Gulaga the Mother Mountain, to the life-giving Clyde River, and along a traditional Yuin songline on the Bingi Dreaming Track – we can’t wait to share them with you,” he said.

Eurobodalla Shire Council’s tourism manager, Tim Booth, said the three stories will be delivered online as part of a new digital marketing campaign to attract more out-of-season visitors to Eurobodalla.

“We’re thrilled to have We Are Explorers, with their lust for nature adventure and incredibly strong following across NSW,” said Mr Booth. “They’re the perfect fit for this project.

“It’s groundbreaking stuff and feeds into a huge market appetite to learn more about our Aboriginal community and their connection to Country. This builds on the amazing visitor support we’ve had since the bushfires and COVID 19 – people are taking time to slow down and learn uniquely Australian stories.”

Mr Booth said itineraries featuring related events, activities and businesses will be released during March and April, directly capitalising on the stories’ launch.

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“Local businesses should make sure their Australian Tourism Data Warehouse listing is up to date if they want to be included,” he said.

“We encourage everyone to share these stories as they come online. Let’s encourage customers, friends and family to visit the shire and have their own unique story of Eurobodalla unfold.”

Episode one of Eurobodalla: Yuin People launched on Tuesday, 9 February, on Eurobodalla TV and on the Eurobodalla All Kinds of Natural social media channels.

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