Purpose Statement

​​ ​​Ngutana-Lui - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies Centre is a part of Brisbane Catholic Education. We espouse a spirit of welcome and a spiritual connectedness with Mother Earth and our Creator, as especially revealed through Jesus Christ and the tradition of the Catholic Church.

We provide opportunities for Catholic students, their teachers and others to increase their awareness, knowledge, understanding and respect of the cultures of Aboriginal and T​orres Strait Islander peoples.  The purpose  of the Centre is to foster and encourage reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

The philosophy of the Centre is based on a holistic view of creation and spirituality.  This is the heart of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and is central to the programs provided.  We portrayed this in our environment as both the expression of and evidence for this holistic view.

Please note:  while you are more than welcome to take as many photographs as you like, please ask permission from our staff before any filming is done.




Hands-on Activitieshttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/r008 (2).JPGHands-on Activities
Traditional Face Paintinghttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/r044.JPGTraditional Face Painting
Aboriginal Dancershttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/rdancers.jpgAboriginal Dancers
Bushwalkinghttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/r_MG_3168shpped.jpgBushwalking
Welcomehttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/rDSC_0201.jpgWelcome
Food and Fibrehttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/rfood_fibre.jpgFood and Fibre
Boomerang Throwinghttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/rNgutana Lui_019.JPGBoomerang Throwing
Artifact Displayhttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/rNgutana Lui_072.JPGArtifact Display
Hands-on Activitieshttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/rNgutana Lui_076.JPGHands-on Activities
Groundshttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/rNgutana Lui_132.JPGGrounds
Beautiful Groundshttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/rNgutana Lui_137.JPGBeautiful Grounds
Didgeridoo Playinghttp://www.ngcc.qld.edu.au/Featured Photo Gallery/rNgutana Lui_139.JPGDidgeridoo Playing