yapang story

We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country.

Dhumaan ngayin ngarrakalu kirraanan barayidin

It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters.

Ngarrakalumba yuludaka bibayilin barayida baaduka

Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

Lake Macquarie City Council dhumaan Awabakala ngarrakal yalawaa, yalawan, yalawanan

Awabakal Dreaming (detail) 2001, mixed glazed tiles, Merewether churtm, 221cm radius (consultant Mark Johnson). Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

The word yapang (pronounced yar pung) means journey/pathway in Awabakal and is the name given to a new dedicated Aboriginal program within MAC. The initiative is a natural progression of the 19-year relationship between the art museum and Aboriginal Reference Group.

Through yapang, you will always be able to view contemporary Aboriginal art and participate in related programming throughout the year.

Wording by the Aboriginal Reference Group and translated by Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre.