Elders in Residence

Aboriginal Elders and Cultural Mentors have wisdom and are knowledge holders of certain aspects of our culture. It was and still is a responsibility of the Elder and Cultural Mentor to share this knowledge with our students, staff and the broader community.

Elders and Cultural Mentors continually reinforce the significance and teachings of our cultures in order to celebrate within the context of the working environment.

The role and the contributions of Elders, Cultural Mentors and knowledge keepers are honoured and respected.

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.