Bush masters

Pro­gram has them on a high

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

TWELVE in­dige­nous boys from the North Bur­nett com­pleted a Bush Masters Pro­gram over the school hol­i­days in the Biggen­den area.

The ini­tia­tive, by Queens­land Health, pro­vided young in­dige­nous boys with an al­ter­na­tive to smok­ing and drink­ing.

Queens­land Health work­ers Chris Dun­can and Des Cow­burn were as­sisted by bush walk­ing guide Moira Thomp­son.

The three-day pro­gram took place in the Mt Walsh Na­tional Park.

The pro­gram for 10-15year-old boys in­volved a fit­ness chal­lenge, learn­ing about bush tucker, and an eight-hour hike that cul­mi­nated with a swim in a moun­tain rock pool.

It was the first time each of the boys had climbed Mt Walsh.

One said the best part was “stand­ing on the top and see­ing all the views”.

An­other said “it was fun and en­joy­able and Iwould rec­om­mend it to ev­ery­body”.

STAND­ING TALL: Queens­land Health­work­ers Chris Dun­can and Des Cow­burn, with the as­sis­tance of bush walk­ing guide Moira Thomp­son, take par­tic­i­pants up Mt Walsh at Biggen­den.

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