Wam­ban­galang 30th birth­day event

Dubbo Photo News - - In focus - Contribute­d by LORNA BREN­NAN

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!

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