Member Profile Clark Webb
“My name is Clark Webb, I co-ordinate a program here in Coffs Harbour called Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan or Two Paths Strong.
I work as an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage officer but I mainly work in a lot of schools with young kids to try and improve their education as well as cultural knowledge and language and retention rates.”
Clark Webb – Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan
“Born and raised Coffs Coast local Clark Webb has a passion for education and improving the future of the local Indigenous population, working passionately to preserve the Gumbaynggirr language and showing young Aboriginal people they can achieve success by setting an example. FOCUS sat down with Clark to find out more about the programmes and initiatives that he’s involved with.“
An inspiration in cultural pride
“I am the Director of Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation, which aims to ensure that our Aboriginal communities are strong in terms of both culture and education, thereby being ‘Bularri muurlay nyanggan’ – two path strong. To do this we facilitate weekly after school Goori Learning Centres, community Gumbaynggirr language classes and cultural camps.“
Playing his part educating next gen to help his people
“GIINAGAY (Hello)! My name is Lachlan Skinner, I’m a proud Gumbaynggirr man born and raised here in our beautiful Country, Garlambirla (Coffs Harbour).
I am motivated, ambitious and passionate about providing opportunities for my Mob.“
Spreading a love of cultural learning
“Learning the language of the Gumbaynggirr is bringing together more than just the Coffs Coast’s indigenous community.
From primary school kids to adults, the all-age classes are run by co-ordinator Clark Webb on Thursday mornings at the Wongala estate.“