The collection of Aboriginal stories will be expanded on The Legendary Pacific Coast website.
The collection of Aboriginal stories will be expanded on The Legendary Pacific Coast website. Bruce Thomas

Indigenous storytelling shared by Legendary Pacific Coast

THE LEGENDARY Pacific Coast will gather more Aboriginal stories for its website and IPhone app following an Aboriginal tourism business development conference in Coffs Harbour.

North Coast Destination executive officer Belinda Novicky said stories were first launched last year.

"We will now move forward to expand access to the stories, ancient and contemporary, from the Northern Rivers Bundjalung people," she said.

Belinda attended and addressed the conference where the North Coast Destination Network was recognised for its innovative leadership in working with Aboriginal communities on the TLPC, a major tourism project marketed locally and abroad.

"We are buoyed by federal and state government support for the creation of sustainable Aboriginal enterprises.

"It's the intention to continue to promote these popular Aboriginal stories and other tourism product along The Legendary Pacific Coast self-drive touring route.

"It is the first time the Mid North Coast Aboriginal elders have shared sacred and contemporary stories from the Worimi, Birpai, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr people working through their Aboriginal Land Councils.

"The elders are generously sharing their stories to keep them alive for future generations and all who seek a closer understanding of the culture and its relevance to place."

The North Coast Destination Network is also a strong supporter of the Saltwater Freshwater Alliances Festival to be held in Kempsey on Australia Day 2014.