Posts Tagged "katoomba"

The Education Room Gets a Facelift

Over the past few weeks, Waradah Aboriginal Centre has undertaken refurbishments to it’s Education Room, to the value of $10,000. These include: Five 42 inch screens featuring videos of Kevin Rudd’s apology, interviews with Elders and Indigenous artists painting on canvas. Audio visual guides replacing plaques explaining the various Aboriginal tools and weapons. The Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Island flags added to the garden wall. Additional Garden Wall and aged wood framing around information posters. The changes are designed to make the room both visually more appealing and...

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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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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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Waradah Aboriginal Live Performance Show

Waradah Aboriginal Live  Performance Show

After months of preparation and hard work, our newly designed Waradah theatre opened its doors to the public on Nov 24th, 2015. The show combines: state of the art audio visual illustration live performance by our Aboriginal troupe dreamtime story-telling, corroboree and Didgeridoo performances The result is the joining of traditional and cultural performance, providing Australian and overseas visitors an authentic Aboriginal experience. To further enhance our visitors’ experience, we’ve installed a 4.5m x 2.5m screen background with related displays of photos and videos as well...

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