The story of Knowledge Water

In our culture, water (or ‘gapu’ in our language) represents the knowledge of the Yolngu.

That knowledge has been passed on from generation to generation to generation. And we still live with that knowledge. It is our connection, our identity, our belief and our law.

In Yolngu culture, where waters meet, knowledge is shared. And in this business we are sharing our knowledge with our business partners and they are sharing their knowledge with us.

The tree in our Knowledge Water logo is one of our totems, the paperbark tree. It grows in the rainforest at the heart of our land where the fresh spring water comes to the surface. The layers of its bark represent the layers of metaphor and knowledge.

When we planned the business with our partners, one of our family members, Banul, drew a picture of the tree and that became the logo.

The lines in the logo are also based on our traditional painting style. These lines represent the pure water from our spring.

We are proud to share our knowledge and our water with the people of Australia.

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In our culture, water, or ‘gapu’, represents the knowledge of the Yolngu people. And now we want to share that knowledge with you.

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