Bargandu means hunting boomerang in the Gubbi Gubbi (Kabi Kabi) people’s language.
Bargandu Art is a family run business, based in the Logan City area of South East Queensland.
Craig O’Chin, his wife Mary and their children all play a role in the everyday running of the business and is 100% owned and operated by the family.
Craig has been inspired to follow in his father’s footsteps in producing Aboriginal Artefacts such as aboriginal boomerangs, aboriginal Clapsticks, aboriginal nulla nulla’s, aboriginal shields and many more aboriginal artefacts that were fashioned from wood to create useful implements to ensure his ancestors survival and for everyday living.
It is the families desire to share this part of their culture with the world to create awareness and educate people on the ways our ancestors survived and also to display the ingenuity of their ancestors and the beauty of the timbers used.