Refresh yourself. Empower our community
Our people, the Yolngu, have lived in East Arnhem Land for countless generations. Water has always been at the heart of our culture. It is a symbol of knowledge, and a powerful link to our past. Now we are using water to secure our future.Learn more
We are packaging pure water from the natural spring on our land at Mandjawuy and plan to sell it across Arnhem Land and around Australia.
This is a majority Yolngu business but we are working together with our Ngapaki partners. We are independent, but we are not alone – yaka gana.Learn more
By supporting Knowledge Water you are helping create Yolngu jobs, Yolngu education and Yolgnu independence.
Knowledge Water will create real, long-term jobs and make our community self-sufficient so we can take control of our destiny.Learn more
We will also use our profits to fund our homeland school so we can continue to teach our children in a safe environment on our land.Learn more
Our long term plan is to train more Yolngu people as teachers which is the key to keeping our culture strong for generations to come.Learn more
Knowledge Water is sustainably sourced from a rainforest spring in the heart of our homeland community at Mandjawuy in East Arnhem Land. Every year monsoon rains replenish the spring, producing more water than we will ever use.
Our water is soft, sweet and so pure that we can package it in its natural form.Learn more
Treading a Little Lighter
In keeping with our deep connection to our land, our pack uses paperboard from FSC certified renewable sources and has one of the lowest lifecycle carbon footprints of all major packaging formats.Learn more
Water is Knowledge
In our culture, water or ‘gapu’, represents knowledge. Where waters meet, knowledge is shared and power is created.Learn more
In this business we are sharing our knowledge with our business partners and they are sharing their knowledge with us.Learn more
We are also drawing on our family’s long history as educators and knowledge holders to build a business focused on education.Learn more
A Factory of Our Own
For the first stage of the Knowledge Water project we are we are packaging our water off-site with our partner, Carton & Co. Funds from this stage will be invested in community building, paying wages for work on our homeland, and funding our school.
But our next goal is to build our own factory so we can create more long-term jobs by bottling our spring water at its source.Play Video
Dhukarry’warryun yudawu djamarrkuliwu djalkiridalkuma ga djalkirinhirranmi
Creating a path for future generations to stand independently and walk strong
Thank you to our partners and supporters
Thanks also to our Strategic Advisory Group
Rod Baker, Bhavini Patel, Stephen Maher, Jono McCauley, John McLachlan, Ryan Fallowfield, Phil Baldock, Damian Pincus, George O’Neil, Dan Cotton, Mark Allen, Patrick Allen, Andrea Brydges, Bernie Gore, Peter Neilsen.