Wambangalang 30th birthday event
PETER Peckham of First Lesson Cultural Tours performed a traditional smoking ceremony to welcome the Buninyong Art Buddies, students from Dubbo South Primary, Guerie, Narromine and Trangie schools and the Toongi Wacky Women to celebrate the environmental centre’s 30th year.
Students were participants in the Project Platypus and Taronga Western Plains Zoo community environmental study program that highlights the plight of our plucky little monotreme.
The schools had produced a number of banners promoting the platypus who live in this area and these had been stitched together to form a huge art piece.
Aboriginal Dancers from Trangie Central school performed a number of original pieces with the beautiful new mural by the Buninyong Art Buddies as their backdrop.
The mural depicts the name ‘Wambangalang’ meaning ‘meeting place of the grey kangaroo’ and the group had worked on it for three weeks leading up to the birthday event.
Despite a cool and breezy start to the day it soon warmed up and the children and adults alike enjoyed the setting and a wonderful celebration cake.
Never too young to love Dubbo: Proud mum and dad, Kate Crossley and Florian Honeyball thought we’d like to see this ‘too cute’ photo of their 6-month-old son, Toby Honeyball wearing his I Love Dubbo T-shirt. How adorable!