Posts Tagged "NSW"

Explore the Unique Features of Aboriginal Culture at Waradah.

Explore the Unique Features of Aboriginal Culture at Waradah.

Australian Aborigines have a long tradition of storey telling. In the absence of a written language, important cultural and sacred knowledge is passed down by Elders through Dreaming stories, song, dance and art. The Dreaming (or Dreamtime) incorporates the past, present and future. Each Aboriginal person is intricately connected to Country through their ancestral Dreamings and totems (sacred emblems chosen by ancestral beings which symbolise the group). Australian Aborigines learn the Dreaming Stories through travel, song, ritual and art.     We at Waradah Aboriginal Centre, have...

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Feature Artist: Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Feature Artist: Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

  Born in 1967 in Mt. Allan, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi is the eldest daughter of renowned artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, who taught her to paint. Gabriella attended Yirara College in Alice Springs. Gabriella enjoys a high profile in many Australian and overseas commercial galleries. Her paintings depict stories from her country which include: Women’s Ceremonies; Bush Tucker (Black Seed and Exploding Seed from the Mt. Allan area); Goanna; Serpent;  Seven Sisters Dreaming (Milky Way Dreaming); Grandmother’s Gold Country Dreaming. She lives with her husband and children near...

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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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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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SBS NITV showcases the Waradah Aboriginal Centre (Video)

SBS NITV showcases the Waradah Aboriginal Centre (Video)

SBS NITV  showcases indigenous culture (watch the video) “Starting our special Black Friday broadcast from Blackheath high in the Blue Mountains of News South Wales. These are the traditional lands of the Gundungurra and Darug Nations and tonight we’re going to learn a little more about local culture and also explore the idea of cultural tourism. Each year more than one-and-a-half million visitors head to the Blue Mountains to take in the view. At the iconic Echo Point lookout – The Waradah Aboriginal Centre gives tourists the chance to get a taste of Indigenous culture and...

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