NAIDOC Week community walk

Next date: Monday, 04 July 2022 | 02:30 PM

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National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To commemorate NAIDOC Week, Living & Learning Nillumbik are hosting a community walk at Bunjil Reserve, Panton Hill. The Wurundjeri Tribe have been continuing their connection to Country in Bunjil Reserve through cultural practices such as burning, Murnong cultivation, dance and ceremony, tool crafts and shelter building. You may see evidence of this as you journey through the reserve.

Joining us on the walk is Uncle Dave Wandin who helped set-up the Food fibre medicine garden at Bunjil Reserve. Uncle Dave will do Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and talk about indigenous plant use for food, fibre & medicine. 

Bunjil Reserve contains a great diversity of plant species from the majestic white Candlebark in the gullies to delicate orchids and wild flowers on the slopes. A number of rare and threatened flora and fauna species have been found in this reserve including the Brush-tailed Phascogale, Powerful Owl, Southern Toadlet and Wine-lipped Spider-orchid. Programs have been implemented for the conservation of these species.

Important: Meet at 2.30 at Panton Hill Neighbourhood House - 18 Bishops Road, Panton Hill. The walk to commence at 2.40 sharp. Parking in the local area is limited, we recommend carpooling if possible. 

After the walk you are invited to return to Panton Hill Neighbourhood House for light refreshments.

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When

  • Monday, 04 July 2022 | 02:30 PM

Location

Panton Hill Neighbourhood House, 18 Bishops Road, Panton Hill 3057  View map

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