Butler, Kathleen

University of Newcastle

Associate Professor Kathleen Butler is Head of the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle. Belonging to the Bundjalung and Worimi Peoples of coastal New South Wales, Kath has long term involvement in Aboriginal organisations and academically in her work on Indigenisation of Curriculum. She is first author on the recently released Partnering with First Nations Communities in City and Regional Planning research report. 


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    “Garihmato—Look after, to Care for” Melaleuca Alternifolia, commonly called Tea Tree, only grows naturally in the lands of the Bundjalung people from north coast New South Wales. The particular medicinal properties of the Tea Tree have been used for thousands of years, and the Tree and its effects on land, water, and people form part of Bundjalung oral histories and...Read more