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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 unique different products across diverse categories such as traditional canvas and custom artworks, Numismatics (Coin) Design and Manufacturing, Homeware Goods, Mobile Phone Cases, Glasses Cases, Coffee & Chocolate Product’s, Rugs, Wall Coverings & Cushions, Apparel & Fashion, Electronics & Software/Hardware, Anti-Pollution Masks, Acoustic Paneling for Large Halls, Residential and Commercial Interior Fit Outs, Architectural Planning and Unique Home Designs. 

Bur’an and JSG are currently progressing through the production of an iconic new ATSI War Memorial bronze sculpture as part of the Anzac Square Restoration and Enhancement Project 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”.