NSW | Caring for the Land ~ An Aboriginal Perspective

9:30 am - 4:30 pm 20/05/2017

Host Tribe: Hunter Intrepid Landcare

You are invited to undertake a Worimi Cultural Experience on the 20th May with Uncle Paul Callaghan. We will precede the cultural activities by helping a local landcare group tackle the coastal weed- bitou bush.

Tickets: $15, purchase here

9:20am- Meet at Winda Woppa Reserve Parking (first, eastern carpark)
9:30am-11:30am- Bitou weed removal with the Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Bitou Busters
11:30am-12:30pm- Lunch provided at a local cafe and shower/change at the surfclub if needed.
12:30pm- Meet Uncle Paul Callaghan at the end of Beach Road, Hawkesnest.
4:30pm- Official activities end. You may head home or choose to stay at one of the beautiful local campsites

What to bring?
Water for the whole day
Weather protection/bush protection (hat/long sleeves/rain jacket)
Spare pair of clothes for the afternoon (optional)

Securing your spot
This event is a unique opportunity, and has a limit of 15 people. Therefore we ask you contribute $15 to secure your place, and let us know if your place becomes available.

Cultural Afternoon
The cultural tour will involve walking Hawks Nest Beach and part of Yacaaba Headland with Paul providing a number of cultural activities and insights including:
– Smoking Ceremony
– Welcome to Country
– Understanding the importance of country
– Connection to country meditation
– Descriptions of important plants and their uses
– Outline of traditional and contemporary Worimi history
– Participation in Aboriginal dance
– Participation in a blessing ceremony

Paul is an author of a book on achieving wellbeing through understanding traditional culture, philosophy and spirituality in addition to being a consultant, former executive and former surveyor involved in a number of land management activities.

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