School Culture Camp

.pandanus collecting pandanus shot

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For school holidays Jawoyn rangers hosted 20 youths from Rockhole, Binjari, Beswick and Manyallaluk. They all camped out at Barnatjarl with Gloria and Lauren preparing a program for the kids to get some cultural knowledge from elders as well as enjoying themselves by the magnificent King River.

Part of the program activities included gardening at the Barnatjarl strongbela women bush tucker and medicine garden. The boys were taken to a man’s significant site. Presentations were given by rangers about the garden resources and history of the place. At night there was storytelling from elders and during the day there was pandanus collecting and weaving, didgeridoo cutting and of course, fishing by the river. A buffalo calf was shot and everybody was well fed and rested

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