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GURINGAI FESTIVAL  2017

The festival celebrates First Australian culture and heritage and recognises the Guringai peoples, Traditional Owners of northern Sydney.  This year’s theme is ‘connections’.

Indigenous Voices:  Who gave the words?

Guringai: Image Liam James Parker

Historian Keith Vincent Smith presents a free, illustrated talk on indigenous informants and cultural brokers from the Sydney area, including Bennelong, Patyegarang, Bungaree and Maroot the Elder. Their legacy is a gift of knowledge from the past, words and meanings, that now help revive the languages they spoke.
When:  Saturday 3 June, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Where:  Gladesville Rd Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill

Kelly’s Bush Walk and Talk

Guringai bush foods Source: University of Western Sydney

Local Aboriginal resident, Dave Bird, will lead two walks around Kelly’s Bush in Woolwich. He has an outstanding knowledge of the area, which has a proud Aboriginal history as well as the being the site of Australia’s first ‘green ban’. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the bushland plants and animals as well as the fascinating history of this interesting area.
When:  Saturday 10 June, 2pm-3.30pm and Sunday 18 June, 10.30am-12pm
Where:  Meet at Weil Park Hall (opposite Marist Sisters), 66a Woolwich Rd, Woolwich

FREE GUIDED WALK