Australia - Mt Weld Cultural Awareness Day 07.08.12
Mt Weld Cultural Awareness Day was setup and run by the Lynas community representative and a couple of local aboriginal families who had lived in Laverton all their lives.
Before heading out in to the bush we learnt a lot about the local aboriginals history and laws which have effected them since white people arrived to Australia. Audrey one of the aboriginal elders explained skin colours, hunting and living in the 1950-60s and how it has changed for the worse in recent times.
After a few hours of sitting in the meeting room and listening to Audrey and Robyn it was time to drive 20minutes in to the bush away from the mine site and meet up with a couple of local aboriginal families.
When we arrived to a random plot of bush, fires had already been lit and kangaroo and iguana caught. The aboriginal guys showed us how to gut their catch while the women showed us how to hunt for honey ants.
A very entertaining afternoon enjoyed sitting and laughing with the local aboriginals while eating there catch for the day. An experience I will never forget and treasure for the rest of my life.
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