Protecting our community
Our homeland community at Mandjawuy, where we have lived for countless generations, is running out of funds and our school house may close. We need to keep our community alive to protect our children and our culture.
Bottling our water
We plan to bottle the pure spring water from the rainforest on our land and sell this Knowledge Water across Arnhem Land and around Australia so our school stays open and our community thrives.
Help us raise $80,000 to start our business.
Your generous support will help with:
Initial funds will be used to clear and fence the bottling plant site.
Crowd funding will help us with the deposit for our solar energy system.
Your support will encourage government and other investors to back us.
Every dollar makes a difference.
Knowledge Water in the Media
Marketing firm and Indigenous community team up for bottled water campaign
ABC News TV:
Springwater has long had cultural significance and it is renowned across Arnhem Land.
Thank you for the generous support of our corporate partners
Pristine water in a cleaner package
After an extensive evaluation process we are close to making a final decision on packaging. Our preference is a FSC Certified paperboard carton with a plastic re-sealable lid.
Where on earth is Mandjawuy?
Welcome to our place – East Arnhem Land. Our people, the Yolngu people, have lived here for countless generations. It is our place where our culture lives and where we can teach our kids in a safe environment.
Where waters meet, knowledge is shared
In our culture, water, or ‘gapu’, represents the knowledge of the Yolngu people. That knowledge has been passed on from generation to generation to generation. Where waters meet, knowledge is shared. And now we want to share that knowledge with you. By supporting Knowledge Water you are helping us secure our future.
Our family’s history in education
Our family has been dedicated to education in our region since Europeans first arrived at the beginning of last century. We are the children and grandchildren of the great Yolngu leader, Wonggu, who guided our people through the difficult period of white settlement from the 1920s to the 1950s.