Community EventSunday, 16 May 2021 - 1:00pm
Lyttleton Stores, 1 Badgery Crs, LawsonDharug and Gundungurra Country
Would you like to learn more about the Aboriginal culture and history of the Blue Mountains from a local Gundungurra man?
Let's be honest, most of us didn't learn much about our local Aboriginal culture and history in school, and what we did learn was often incorrect. The best way to learn about your local Aboriginal community and country is directly from a member of the community itself. Lyttleton's is therefore honoured to be hosting David King, a local Gundungurra man, for this special workshop, in which you will learn all about the Aboriginal Culture and Country of the Blue Mountains.
Book online, by phone - (02) 4759 3478 - or in store.
What to expect
This three-hour seminar-style workshop will begin with you participating in a traditional Welcome (Smoking) ceremony.
David will then cover aspects of Gundungurra history and culture and Gundungurra cultural practices. He will talk Country, sharing Dreamtime stories and Songlines. Past and present issues will be discussed, and there will be time at the end of the workshop for David to answer your questions.
Complimentary tea, coffee and nibblies will be provided.
About your tutor
David King is an honoured member of the local Gundungurra community. He has a passion for Country, Connection and Community. He predominantly cares for Country through Bushcare, Landcare and Swampcare. He always hopes that by the end of a time sitting together that everyone has a better understanding of their connection.
David was recently awarded first prize in the Blue Mountains Stories: A Year Like No Other competition, for Gunai Dhaura Mulanga, his story of the devastation wreaked upon Narrow Neck in the 2019/2020 bushfires.
Lyttleton Stores Co-op is now offering one volunteer position per workshop. If you are interested in volunteering, the first step is to complete a volunteer induction. Workshop volunteers must be members and they will receive a 20% discount for one week if they volunteer for a half day workshop (four hours) and for two weeks if they volunteer for a full day workshop. They will also enjoy learning new skills and helping the tutor during the workshop. If you are interested in volunteering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 4-6 weeks prior to the workshop commencement date.
Please note that workshops are non-refundable, however, if you give us 48 hours notice of cancellation we will give you a workshop credit to apply to a different workshop.
Photo credit @teaandgarlands