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Want to teach the kids indigenous toolmaking?

By johnboy - 13 July 2012 3

Territory and Municipal Services have a novel suggestion for keeping small hands occupied this holidays:

Local children have a chance to learn how Ngunnawal people made traditional tools such as rope and stone axes at a special activity at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary next Monday, 16 July 2012.

“This is a great opportunity for ACT and regional residents to learn how my people made tools from resources in the bush and have a go at making some of the traditional artefacts that were key to surviving within this landscape,” Ngunnawal Country Ranger with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, Adrian Brown said today.

“The traditional tool making program is a great interactive activity for the school holidays. Children will be able to try their hand at making rope from stringy bark, throw a spear and be ‘painted up’ with ochre.

“The activity is free but bookings are essential, so to make sure you don’t miss out call 6207 0078 or 0401 778 009 to book.”

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3 Responses to
Want to teach the kids indigenous toolmaking?
colourful sydney rac 8:08 am 17 Jul 12

wish I had heard about this before yesterday 🙁

cranky 5:30 pm 15 Jul 12

Indigenous wheelright classes are next school holidays.

gooterz 11:01 am 15 Jul 12

Sort of surprised they are teaching the little ones the ancient art of chipseal.

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