The Chocolate On Purpose Why!

Welcome to our Yarning Circle

'Yiradhu marang', that’s First Nations Wiradyuri language for 'good day'.

I’m Fiona, a proud Wiradyuri woman, living and operating my business Chocolate On Purpose on the Central Tablelands of NSW

I acknowledge this beautiful part of Wiradyuri Country I’m honoured to stand on today and offer my respect to the Elders past, present and emerging. This is the Country of my old people, who’ve walked this land with respect and stewardship. Who connect along the Bila Bula, the Belubula River, across Canowindra, Carcoar and Orange.

The Bila Bula is where I feel the most grounded, sitting beside her watching her flow as she travels along the riverbed and bubbles over the basalt rocks thrown by nearby Gaanha Bula, now known as Mt Canobolas, during ancient volcanic eruptions.

This is my happy place and I extend this happy acknowledgement to the country where you stand today, paying respect to their elders past, present and emerging, and honour your connection to that place.

I’m passionate about the empowerment of Australia’s First Nations People, the oldest living culture on earth.

I’m passionate about equity for our people in all respects, and in particular their sovereignty in the Australian Native Food and Botanical Supply Chain.

I’m passionate about Cultural Provenance of our native foods, and recovery of the inherent rights and sovereignty of first nations women in that space.

Indigenous women hold and conserve knowledge of Australia’s native botanicals crucial to culture, identity & spirituality, and have been sharing this knowledge through storytelling for over 60,000 years.

My mission is to continue this songline, through storytelling with chocolate.