Hero Image of Bruce Waia in the macadamia fields.

Yee Gee to 60,000 years 

of guardianship.

Yee Gee means welcome in the traditional language of the Taribelang people. This land, a vital part of Australia’s macadamia story, has been nurtured and cared for by First Nations peoples for thousands of years, and it is their enduring connection to country that we celebrate and honour.

In the video below, First Nations man Bruce Waia intricately weaves the narrative of his ancestors' profound connection to the ancient land, vividly illustrating the spiritual and cultural significance of the Bauple Tree (Macadamia Tree), serving as a timeless emblem of resilience, heritage, and the enduring bond between Indigenous communities and the sacred Bauple Tree (Macadamia Tree).

Hero Image of Bruce Waia in the macadamia fields.
A lone kangaroo crouched over looking towards the camera amongst the trees
A bird taking flight through the macadamia trees.

Taribelang and the bauple tree

The Taribelang or Bunda people, as the traditional owners of the land in Bundaberg, hold a rich cultural legacy rooted in the land of their ancestry.

Their heritage is characterised by a profound reverence for the natural world which is interwoven with their spiritual beliefs and traditions.

As such, the Taribelang people share a fundamental connection with the bauple nut tree, otherwise known as the macadamia tree.

Revered as a symbol of sustenance and resilience, the bauple nut tree has served as a source of nourishment, medicine and ceremonial significance for countless generations of the Taribelang community and continues to do so today.

Custodians of Bundaberg country, the Taribelang or Bunda people nurture a deep respect for the land, its resources, and the stories passed down through generations.

Acknowledgement of Country

Australian Premium Macadamias acknowledges the Traditional Country of the Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, Bailai, Butchulla (Badtjala) and the Kabi Kabi (Gubbi Gubbi) Peoples and recognises that this Country has always been and continues to be of cultural, spiritual, social and economic significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. We recognise the thousands of generations of continuous culture that have shaped this Country and the people on it. We pay respects to Elders, past and present.

This land, a vital part of Australia’s macadamia story, has been nurtured and cared for by First Nations peoples for thousands of years, and it is their enduring connection to country that we celebrate and honour.

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