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John Smith Gumbula

John Smith Gumbula is an authentic brand within the business matrix of Bur’an indigenous product services business and intellectual property (IP) development.

John is gifted in multiple creative mediums and his indigenous contemporary designs, artworks and conceptional product creations are strategically fusion throughout the Bur’an vision and unique brand category’s.

Bur’an long term future strategies are formulating Ethical Fairtrade JV partnerships and distributing from recognized local and international retail outlets, online media and development of unique signature Bur’an products.

John Smith Gumbula and Bur’an have many different products across diverse categories such as traditional canvas, 5 Oz Silver Coins, home ware goods, mobile phone cases, glasses cases, coffee branding, lighters, mats and cushions, a summer shoe collection, radios and home wireless speakers, anti-pollution masks, acoustic sound retenuation for large halls, modular home designs, large resort planning (The Pearl, UAE – currently in negotiation) and the currently in production new bronze sculpture in Anzac Square in Brisbane City.



A former ‘QEII Silver Jubilee Queens Trust Awardee’ / Founder -Ambassador & Chief Indigenous Officer / Member of the WakkaWakka First Nations of Queensland & Adopted Son of the Yolngu First Nations, Galiwinku, Elcho Island, N.T Australia.

John has spent 25 + years passionately working in diverse Aboriginal arts & Cultural activities, creating cultural bridges. A world traveller, John supports and acknowledges The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP or DOTROIP & 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.)

John aspires in formulating Strategic, Sustainable, Ethical, Fairtrade, long term and Indigenous partnerships as his Key Principals to deliver positive, viable and unique goals for First Nations Empowerment and Economies throughout the World Communities.

“My Aboriginal identity and Cultural Heritage proudly resonates in my Heart and Spirit and artistic creations, Keeping the Culture Strong and alive, Spiritually connecting me to Country”.