Established in 2005, Bookabee Australia is a South Australia based company whose goal is to raise Aboriginal cultural awareness by means of consultancy services, immersive short tours and training programs in Adelaide and throughout the country.
The founder and head of the company, Haydyn Bromley, has in excess of 35 years’ experience in the field of education and training and has utilised his passion, skills and experience in delivering Aboriginal Cultural sensitivity and Respect Training throughout this time. Indeed, his dedication and enthusiasm for this particular training led to him being recognised and awarded the ‘Adelaide City Council Citizen of The Year’ in 2021. Furthermore, the company has also been widely lauded, notably being a recipient of the South Australia Tourism Hall Of Fame and multiple state and national awards.
The foremost training courses that Haydyn and his family team deliver are the Aboriginal Cultural Sensitivity and Respect Training and Advanced Cultural Training – ‘Working with Aboriginal People’ – both courses can be tailored to meet your specific needs and can be delivered as either full or half day courses. A full day course generally consists of 7 hrs incorporating lunch and tea breaks.
The goal of the Aboriginal cultural awareness training is to present information and facts relating to Aboriginal Australia, that will encourage and challenge participants to reflect on their own knowledge, values and attitudes, leading to a clearer understanding of how Australia looks through the eyes of a ‘First Australian’.
Participants have the opportunity to interact with Aboriginal people in a safe and non-judgemental environment which inevitably leads to a greater understanding, respect and cultural sensitivity.
The training is suitable for all, is fun and engaging, and is well received across all sectors including government institutions, private businesses and community organisations. In the workplace, the benefits of creating an environment with greater levels of respect and understanding within the work force leads to a more harmonious group of people with the capacity for greater efficiency.
In addition to the Aboriginal cultural awareness workshops run by Bookabee operate a selection of short cultural tours that range from 1.5 hrs to a full day. When in the hands of a local Aboriginal guide you will learn about the social history, the role of bush plants and knowledge relating to some of the oldest artefacts of early Aboriginal life in Australia.
All of the Aboriginal consultancy services and tours provided by Bookabee Australia will be tailored to meet your needs and requirements, and as such prices will vary, dependant on your request. With a host of awards and recognition from both establishments and individuals alike, Bookabee have been providing Adelaide and the rest of Australia with a much needed and valuable resource constantly for more than three decades.
Bringing a superior level of empathy, understanding and awareness of Aboriginal culture to the population is a rewarding, fulfilling and uplifting role for Bookabee. Passion drives Bookabee staff which is why we excel in what we do.