Hidden high in the Moonbi Ranges, and at the western base of the Great Dividing Range lays Boundary Rock, one of the most culturally significant Kamilaroi sites in the region.
On Thursday Boundary Rock, a massive lump of granite that has 600 year old depictions of people and animals on either side of a line representing the range became the site of a NAIDOC Week event.
Local Kamilaroi man, historian and tour guide Len Waters took a group of 30 locals on a two hour Cultural Knowledge and Sharing tour, where he shared stories and information that covered everything from traditional initiations, navigation, astronomy and language through to the importance of remembering the past for the sake of the future.
He also spoke about how, as a community, we use Kamilaroi words, actions and places in our everyday lives, but are often not connected enough to realise, or recognise it.
The day started with a few stories and lessons around a fire, where Mr Waters pointed to some traditional Kamilaroi sites where the boys and girls were initiated into adulthood, including a ritual which saw the same tooth removed from every child in order to walk with the adults.
He then spoke of how all Aboriginal stories and beliefs revolved around circles, and the number three, using the landscape and some drawings in the dirt to illustrate, before the crowd washed themselves with smoke and walked up the short trail to Boundary Rock.
"These places have a deep connection with culture, country and spirituality so it is a really special feeling and you get to understand why these places existed in the first place," he said.
"When you go out in the country or the scrub you are never alone, the old people's spirits are always with you - it is a very special thing because all the stresses of conforming with community are taken away, and all you've got is your surroundings."
Mr Waters said that the artwork on Boundary Rock tells the story of people coming together to participate in ceremony, which is all about a spiritual connection to the heavens and with the earth, and how people must look at observing the law and responsibility ceremony brings.
In Kamilaroi culture the earth is referred to as the mother, or in modern day terms mother nature or mother earth.
"What we do to the earth today we wouldn't dare do to our mother," he said.
"But mother earth provides us with everything that our being mother provides us with - shelter, food, warmth, love and everything else."
The tour guide is now looking to spread the word, message and culture to as many people as possible, claiming it is just as important for Aboriginal people to know and understand as it is for all Australians.
"This place and this knowledge belongs to everybody - we all inhabit it, so no matter who you are we all have a responsibility to look after and to keep the dreaming alive," he said.
"Special places like this, the sky, and the stars are our library, all our knowledge is stored there so we have to maximise the opportunities to bring people out on country and show them the magic. This is just one bit - it is an incredible place - but there is so much more out there."