NSW | Caring for the Land – An Aboriginal Perspective

9:20 am - 4:30 pm 17/06/2017 Winda Woppa Reserve Parking, Port Stephens NSW

HOST TRIBE: Hunter Intrepid Landcare

This event was previously scheduled for May, but was postponed due to wet weather, but we are back!

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

Tickets: $15 (all tickets allocated, waiting list available)

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. Click here to purchase a ticket.

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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