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                 You are warmly invited to


BAABAYN ABORIGINAL CORPORATION’s

 

2016 NAIDOC CELEBRATION

 

THURSDAY 7 JULY, 10.00–3.00

 

at the RUTHERGLEN COMMUNITY CENTRE

(24A Anderson Ave, Blackett)

 

A FUN FAMILY DAY, with

 

   Pony rides

        Animal farm

Handicraft activities

Sausage sizzle

Johnny cakes

And more

 

A CHANCE TO CONNECT WITH CULTURE

 

Aboriginal Arts Workshop

With the fabulous Julie Janson, Darug novelist

 

Songlines for Beginners

A local introduction to the national NAIDOC theme

 

 

THE ABORIGINAL ARTS WORKSHOP:

We are honoured to have the one and only Julie Janson, Darug author of The Crocodile Hotel, Black Mary and Gunjies, coming to lead us in making baskets and decorating them with Aboriginal site maps. Assisting her will be the talented Kamilaroi artist Emma Hicks. A treat not to be missed! 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

 

SONGLINES FOR BEGINNERS:

What are songlines? What do they mean to us today?

 

We shall screen a performance of Kungkarangkalpa: Seven Sisters Songline by the ANANGU Dancers. You may find this slow-moving at first (there’s a reason for that), but wait! There’s this guy with a woomera stalking the Seven Sisters, and they can’t shake him off. At last, he takes out his frustration on them. What do you think they do? What’s the story really about? Find out, 10.00–11.00-ish a.m.

 

 We shall help children find out about songlines (among other things) using computer-based resources, such as the deadly animations specially created at Monash University. Every animation tells a story; every story belongs to an Aboriginal community, and we thank the Yanyuwa and Garrwa families of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Borroloola, Northern Territory for letting us share these stories with you.

 

 But what do sacred Dreamtime stories that mark ancestral journeys through the landscape have to say to us today? Why are they so important? And why are they called “songlines” anyway? Share your ideas at a yarn-up facilitated by Adrian Atkins, an Anaiwan-Kamilaroi researcher who is studying the modern history of the Aboriginal people of Brewarrina. Adrian will give you some basic information and maybe throw out some ideas to set the discussion flowing. 1.45 to 2.45 p.m.


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We finally have a home - but help needed!!
Recognising Babbayn's important contributions to the community, Blacktown Council has granted Baabayn use of a cottage that is part of the Rutherglen Community Centre at Blackett.
The cottage hasn’t been used for a long time so it has to be renovated and furnished.
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Testimonial

Lisa Charet, District Director Western Sydney, NSW Department of Family and Community Services says “The Baabayn women are an inspiring group of Aboriginal Elders who receive no funding, yet work tirelessly providing enormous support to younger members of the community, are fantastic role models and are actively building community resilience and healing. I have worked with the Baabayn women for many years and admire how their work encourages cultural participation of the Aboriginal community in Western Sydney”.




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