Experience authentic Aboriginal Culture in Botany Bay

27 February 2015

Dean Kelly leads spear making workshops

Dean Kelly leads spear making workshops

Experience authentic Aboriginal culture at the First Hand Workshops and Markets launching on Sunday, 7 June, at Bare Island, La Perouse in Botany Bay.

The island, accessible by footbridge, will be transformed into an Aboriginal arts festival on the first Sunday of every month.

Create your own shell art, learn how to cook bush-tucker foo or discover how to make a traditional spear in one of the many workshops on offer.

Kids can learn too on a Catch N Cook tour that covers bush-tucker, fishing and boomerang throwing as well as Dream-Time storytelling. 

Wander the island and be impressed by the various traditional craft stalls and their artisans. One of the many notable exhibitors is Glen Timbery, who specialises in making traditional boomerangs learnt from his granfather Joe Timbery who threw boomerangs for the Queen an around the Eiffel tower and who is highly regarded for his unique craftsmanship of “burning in”. It’s a technique his family been using for 193 years to make and decorate a large variety of artefacts and artworks.

Be there at 10.30am to witness welcome to country and a traditional smoking ceremony by Warada Kinship overlooking the beautiful backdrop of Botany Bay, followed by a welcome dance from the Yaama Boys.

This program offers an authentic Aboriginal tourism experience while supporting the traditional inter-generational passing down of knowledge by elders to young people in Aboriginal communities.

Operations hours are 9.30am till 4pm

This program offers an authentic Aboriginal tourism experience while supporting the traditional inter-generational passing down of knowledge by elders to young people in Aboriginal communities.

  • Juan

    Hey how are you? That’s a great activity to do tomorrow. Do you now the prices? Any fees? Schedules? Sorry for that, but I couldn’t find any information in internet.