Posts Tagged "Blue Mountains"

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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Remembering Kudditji Kngwarreye

Remembering Kudditji Kngwarreye

Monday, February 20th, 2017 In January 2017, The Aboriginal Art Association of Australia broke the news that Kudditji Kngwarreye passed away peacefully in his nursing home in Alice Springs.   As an Elder, he was a traditional custodian of many important Dreamings, of the land and Men’s Business ceremonial sites. He maintained a strong connection and intimate knowledge of his Country. Kudditji began painting around 1986. Initially, the paintings that he became known for were not welcomed by galleries. Instead, he was encouraged to use traditional symbols and figurative elements. It...

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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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Visiting The Blue Mountains – Be Sure to Drop in at Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Visiting The Blue Mountains – Be Sure to Drop in at Waradah Aboriginal Centre

The Blue Mountains is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Australia. Just 1.5 hour drive from Sydney, it’s the ideal destination for a day visit or a weekend getaway. Visitors to the Blue Mountains are spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions and activities.  The Blue Mountains  and The Blue Mountains Attraction websites provide upto date information on activities on the mountains. Visitors to Echo Point, enjoy one of the most spectacular sceneries anywhere in Australia. Traditionally home to Gundungarra and Darug Aboriginal tribes, the Three Sisters is an iconic site...

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