We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn, and work.
In the search for a name that spoke to our core coastal values we came across a reference from R.L. Dawson’s Some Recollections and Records of the Clarence and Richmond River Aborigines; describing an Aboriginal word Yumbah as ‘a rough edible shellfish the size of a man’s hand that clings to rocks and is similar to an oyster’ (Dawson, 1935).
After months of research we found and met with Eileen McLeay, Traditional Custodian for the Yaygirr Language group, who granted us permission to use ‘Yumbah’ as our company name. Yumbah is proud to sponsor ongoing research into the Yaygirr language and does so in conjunction with the Yaegl Local Aboriginal Land Council.
When it comes to sustainability Yumbah’s philosophy is inspired by the traditional indigenous practices that date back tens of thousands of years. For centuries, they have demonstrated an understanding of and a care for the natural environment that sustains us all. Our name reflects the respect we have for the pristine Southern Ocean and the plethora of animals that call it home.
Yumbah would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waters we farm on. We pay our respects to the Barngala, Palawa, Bunurong, Kaurna and the Gunditjmara peoples, who have cared for the land and water for many thousands of years, and to their elders past and present.