Nature & Health
Research, Practice and Policy Symposium

Luke Mabb – symposium presenter

Luke Mabb

Session type: Special guest speaker

Luke is a wakka wakka man, and currently as a Recreational Officer for Parks and Wildlife Tasmania. His relationship with nature began under the wings of his mother, aunty and grandmother, a woman born on Cherbourg Mission, who held strength and knowledge in her Aboriginal heritage.

His relationship with Bush Adventure Therapy began as a 14-year-old young man when he experienced a life-changing program and wanted more BAT in his life.

Luke’s background is working as a n aboriginal ranger with Parks and Wildlife Tasmania, and previously worked as a aboriginal community ranger for over 10 years.

Luke has been involved with the wukalina walk, the first Tasmania aboriginal cultural tourism walk in the state for the past 5 years, connecting people to country through cultural tourism at larapuna (Bay of Fires)

With subsequent training in Conservation and Land Management, Public safety in Firefighting, Outdoor Guiding, Wilderness Therapy and Bush Adventure Therapy, Luke has traversed roles of Aboriginal Ranger, Mentor, Cultural leader and Facilitator within a range of services and organisations.

Luke’s passion is caring for country while also caring for people, which strengthens community.

“When you are healing and connected to country, you are healing yourself, connecting to past and elders to strengthening our future generations”