National Reconciliation Week | Early Start Discovery Space

National Reconciliation Week

28 May – 2 June 2019

Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Join us for activities, stories and art sessions that acknowledge and pay respects to the traditional owners of our land.

Workshops

Bush Tucker Walk
Come on a tour of our University Campus and learn about local bush tucker plants and their various uses. See how many different native animals you can see and find out the plants they eat and the places they hide in.
Date:  Thursday 30 May & Friday 31 May
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Age: All ages
Cost: $5 for members, $7.50 for non-members (after entry)

Koori Art Workshop – My Family
“My Family” is a Koori Art Workshop where participants will be introduced to Aboriginal iconography and create an artwork with their accompanying adult. This artwork will focus on the theme of family. Delivered by Nin & Nate, a creative collaboration between local Aboriginal designer Linda Kennedy (Yuin) and local Aboriginal dancer and choreographer Nathan Leslie (Gamilaraay).
Dates: Saturday 1 June
Time: 10am – 11am & 11.30am – 12.30pm
Ages: 3 years +
Price: $20 (entry to Discovery Space not included or required)

Special Activities – 10.30am, 11.30am & 2.30pm each day

Weet weet
Try your hand at this Indigenous Australian game. See how far and how accurately you can throw the weet weet in a game children have been playing for hundreds of years!

Plant Protectors: Native Plants
Help us find and explore the different Australian native plants in the Discovery Gardens and learn how to take care of them.

Bird Watching
Join us as we search for colourful birds – big and small – in our Discovery Gardens!

Songs around the campfire
Come along and learn some songs and dances around the campfire that celebrate Australian Indigenous culture.

Storytime – 10am, 12pm & 2pm each day

Join us as we share some stories from across Australia and our local Dharawal people.

Art  – 10am till 2pm each day

Sea of Hands
Create your own hand to add to our collaborative ‘Sea of Hands’ artwork, which symbolises support for reconciliation, rights and respect.