The ANU College of Business and Economics acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as the traditional custodians of this land. Our vision is for an Australia that provides equal opportunities for all, while recognising and respecting the special place, culture and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first Australians. The College is committed to closing the gap that exists for Indigenous people and will work towards this goal through the actions outlined in the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

    Bush Tucker and Medicine from Black Harry Country and Surrounding Districts

    Top – Yam Daisy – Vegetable that sustained First Nations people on Country, it was a staple of the local diet for Ngambri and Ngunnawal peoples, and was renowned as a food staple for First Nations people further afield.

    Centre – Canberra Bluebell - When they flower is the time for harvesting Bogong moths. This coincides with ceremonies, known as ‘running to the feast’, recognition of the transition from young boys to men, and bringing together clans for cultural exchange ceremonies including marriage.

    Bottom – Bush tucker gathering, mixture of herbs and other plant life.

    This painting was created by Dr Matilda House, Ngambri-Ngunnawal elder, and students from the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) on 6 August 2019. The painting project acknowledges and celebrates the First Australians of the ACT region and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging.

    A project of the CBE Reconciliation Action Plan Committee


    Reconciliation links

    CBE Reconciliation Action Plan Committee

    Chantele Bain

    Human Resources

    Dr Cagri Kumru

    Associate Professor

    Ben Mitchell

    PhD Candidate
    Senior Fellow in the Practice of Management

    Ms Ann Smith

    Lecturer in Business Management

    Anita Soldic

    Deputy Manager
    Student Recruitment - National

    Dr Anna von Reibnitz

    Senior Lecturer
    Finance Masters Convenor

    Dr Sonali Walpola

    Senior Lecturer

    Committee Chair: Steven Roberts