The Wollotuka Institute is guided by the teachings of our Nguraki (Elders/cultural mentors) whose wisdoms are respected and honoured.
Our Nguraki and Community played a pivotal role in shaping and developing a locally defined set of Cultural Standards which reflect and embrace the cultural essence to which our goals are directed and to guide how we operate.
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional Aboriginal owners of the lands on which our offices are located, as well as other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations from which our students, staff and community are drawn.
- The Pambalong Clan of the Awabakal Nation - Newcastle (Callaghan Campus)
- The Awabakal and Worimi Nations - Newcastle (City Campus)
- The Darkinung People - Central Coast (Ourimbah Campus)
- The Biripai People - Port Macquarie Campus
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.