Roy Gibson

Full Name: Roy Gibson

Role in the project: Indigenous Research Associate

Brief background bio: 

Roy Gibson is a traditional owner and Elder for the Kuku Yalanji people who was born and raised in Mossman Gorge. He is an active member of Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku Aboriginal Corporation and instrumental in establishing the Mossman Gorge Centre in 2012 by the Mossman Gorge National Park. Roy has played a key role for the Mossman Gorge Aboriginal Community by developing Indigenous eco-tourism business in the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. He is a role model for younger guides and operates tours with Ngadiku Dreamtime Walks throughout the Mossman Gorge area only accessed by visiting tourist groups via an Eco Shuttle Bus to ensure a sustainable future for the community. Roy has been working with Bård Aaberge since 2009 to research photographic and archival documentation of traditional shield designs collected from localities in Kuku Yalanji country.