Register for the Yengo Living Country Culture Camp at Wollombi by October 19
Media release: 15 October 2012
The fifth Living Country Culture Camp will be held at Wollombi from Friday to Sunday, October 26-28, and everyone is welcome to come learn more about the incredible relationship between Australia’s Traditional Custodians and Country.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Aboriginal Co-management Officer Den Barber said the three-day event was a special opportunity to experience and celebrate the Aboriginal cultural heritage of Mt Yengo in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
“The Living Country Culture Camp shares and teaches Aboriginal story telling, dance, song, music, art and other forms of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture,” Mr Barber said.
“These camps are also about connecting people to Country and to each other, because the connection of Aboriginal people to land and culture is immensely important to their wellbeing and future.
“We hope these camps help provide Aboriginal people, children in particular, with a strong sense of cultural identity and direction and we look forward to sharing traditional culture with the wider community.”
The Living Country Culture Camp 2012 is a free event but participants must register before Friday, October 19. To register, contact Den Barber, World Heritage Unit Aboriginal Co-management Officer, on 02) 4784 7309 or 0439 493 116 or email@example.com
Free entry to Wollombi Campground;
Free camping (vehicle based camping available);
Free Aboriginal cultural workshops and activities;
Free children’s activities including art workshops;
Free NPWS Aboriginal Discovery activities, talks, and bushwalks;
Free organised activities for adults and kids;
Free open camp fire activities including story telling;
Free entertainment, music and cultural dance performances; and
This year’s camp is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s ‘Your Community Heritage Program’. It is co-hosted by the Traditional Custodians from the six Aboriginal Language Groups of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and supported by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
For more information visit: www.livingcountry.com.au
Contact: Emma Petersen
Page last updated: 23 October 2012