Brief Bio for Uncle Mark Flanders – Gumbaynggirr Elder

Uncle Mark Flanders is an Aboriginal Elder, descendent of the Gumbaynggirr & Bundjalung Nations.

Uncle Mark is Chairperson of Garlambirla Guuya Girwaa Elders Group of the Coffs Harbour District in northern NSW and a member of the Garby Elders Group of the Corindi/Red Rock District north of Woolgoolga in NSW.

Uncle Mark is also the Senior Aboriginal Cultural Heritage & Site Officer with the Coffs Harbour & District Local Aboriginal Land Council, an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger with the Coffs Coast section of the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, and a Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Consultant in his spare time.