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First Hand Aboriginal Workshops and Markets

Sunday 02 November 2014 to Sunday 07 December 2014


Held on the first Sunday of every month, this Aboriginal festival of song, dance and food features a wide range of authentic Aboriginal stalls as well as workshops including traditional basket weaving, spear-making and shell art workshops. There will also be 'Catch and Cook Kids' fishing in the morning and a plant and artefact talk all day.

Stalls at the markets include Aboriginal designed clothes, jewellery, artwork, dream catchers, bush tucker foods, spices and paintings. A new feature of the markets is that many stallholders will also be running their own mini-workshops where children will be able to paint their own boomerang or make an artefact to take home with them.

The program is part of a new social enterprise aimed at injecting funds into the local Aboriginal communities, and providing Sydney with the opportunity to learn ancient skills and crafts direct from traditional Aboriginal teachers.

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