Moura stu­dents get into NAIDOC Week

Central Telegraph - - SCHOOLS LIFE -

NAIDOC was cel­e­brated at Moura State School on July 27 and Moura High School on July 28.

Theme was Our Lan­guage Mat­ters.

Rick Roser con­ducted in­dige­nous hands on work­shops. He en­gaged chil­dren with big shells of ochres, mil­lions of emu feather hair dec­o­ra­tions, fire­mak­ing, didgeri­doos, boomerangs, spears, and clap sticks.

The Guri­dalla dancers taught chil­dren tra­di­tional Abo­rig­i­nal dance.

Malachi Con­way from Rocky In­stincts went through Prim­i­tive Skills To­day, cov­er­ing history, ge­og­ra­phy, science, arts and crafts.

Bob Eg­gmo­lesse who is a mem­ber of the Bail­lie Tribe in Glad­stone and South Sea Is­lan­der Kanaka Com­mu­nity in Bund­aberg took NRL.

Johnny Water­ton is a Woora­binda Teacher Aide from Woora­binda. He did a fab­u­lous job in teach­ing us his lan­guage.

Art – Rock paint­ing – Aunty Bino Toby the Gan­galu Elder and grand­daugh­ter Faith along with my­self Chris­tine Lucht and fam­ily John and Jenny Wragge Wakka Wakka and Wulli Wulli peo­ple.

Thanks to our spon­sors: An­glo Amer­i­can Daw­son Mine, Evo­lu­tion – Cra­cow Mine, Thiess, Spot­less and Moura Coal n Cat­tle Ho­tel Mo­tel

Fire mak­ing.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

Rock paint­ing.

Tra­di­tional in­dige­nous danc­ing.

Face paint­ing in tribal.

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