Posts Tagged "katoomba"

School Holiday Program

School Holiday Program

Children Naturally Love Art. And why shouldn’t they. It’s fun. It’s social. And it promotes learning through play and creativity. Over the years, researchers have identified a multitude of other benefits that art has on children’s development. These include: It provides an avenue for kids to express themselves freely. Art encourages kids to think creatively, with an open mind; It helps kids learn to observe and describe, analyse and interpret; It allows an avenue for kids to express their feelings; It promotes problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Introduces...

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Handmade Gutyal (Coolemon) by Peter Williams

Handmade Gutyal (Coolemon) by Peter Williams

Handmade Gutyal by Peter Williams (Uncle Pete)     About the Gutyal: The handmade wooden dish is used by women to collect water, bush food and as a cradle for babies. Peter has used fallen timber, cut down by big winds during a storm in the Blue Mountains. The patterns, burnt onto the surface with a hot wire represent the rough and smooth rocks found in Peter’s tribal land.   About Peter Williams: Peter is the senior dancer at Waradah Aboriginal Centre. He is from Ngiyampaa country, North West NSW. His clan is Gurul Giyalu Rock People, and their language, Wongaipuwan. Gutyal...

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Waradah Gets a Face-lift.

Waradah Gets a Face-lift.

Saturday, March 4th, 2017 Well maybe not the full nip and tuck but a touch-up all the same. Gone is the plastic sign, replaced by a far more impressive 3d wooden lettering. Gone also is the flat screen tv, allowing for cleaner lines and a more rustic, earthy look.       The flat screen television with Waradah’s promotional video has moved to behind the counter. The Australian ferns and fauna, and the rustic panels framing the screen , gives visitors the impression of bringing the Australian bush inside.   Visitors will also notice a new opal counter. Since the late...

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In Memorium – Lewis Cole

In Memorium – Lewis Cole

In memory of Lewis Coe: son, uncle, nephew and Binghi (brother) to many of us. Lewy, as we called him was a member of Waradah’s dance group. A Wiradjuri Man. He was a joy to be with, sharing in dance, stories, camps and ceremonies. He was also one of the best didgeridoo players the centre has ever had. Our time with our Binghi and friend shall be remembered fondly by us at Waradah Aboriginal...

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Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration visits Waradah Abioriginal Centre.

Chairman of the  China National Tourism Administration visits Waradah Abioriginal Centre.

Monday, February 6th, 2017 The China-Australia Year of Tourism is a decision made by the leaders of both countries: to provide better opportunities for bilateral exchanges in tourism, economic, commercial, social, and academic fields, further strengthening friendship between the two countries. This year Tourism Australia in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade had invited Dr Li Jin Zao, Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration, on a visit to Australia for the Australian celebration of the China Year of Tourism. Intrigued by Australia’s...

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