Yarning sessions on Wadawurrung Country

Oct 1, 2021

Anglesea Community House is pleased to bring you, Yarning Sessions on Wadawurrung Country. This program aims to create a safe place to experience, listen and discuss our Indigenous history and culture for the people of Anglesea, Aireys and surrounds.  Please join us on our journey to learn more about our Traditional Owners, their history and First Nations cultural perspective.

Sessions Include:

Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony with Q&A

Nikki McKenzie, a proud Aboriginal woman with Wadawurrung Country heritage and Norm Stanley, a proud Aboriginal man with heritage connected to the Kurnai and Wotjabaluk people of Victoria, will conduct a Welcome to Country Ceremony at the start of the first Anglesea Twilight Farmer’s Market at the ACH carpark. Norm and Nikki will not only conduct the ceremony but will also explain what they are doing and why they are doing what they are doing throughout the ceremony. They will also invite people to participate in the ceremony. Norm and Nikki will stay around the Market after the ceremony to answer questions people may be keen to ask them.

Date: Friday 5th November 2021

Location: the first Twilight Farmers Market of the session in the ACH car park

Address: Entrance 4, 5 McMillan St, Anglesea, Vic, 3230

Time:

Smoking Ceremony: 4.30pm till 5pm

Q&A Session: 4.45pm till 5.30pm

Walk on Country

Corrina Eccles, proud Wadawurrung women and living on the Surf Coast with a life-long connection to Wadawurrung Country, will take a small group of participants on a Walk on Country around Point Roadknight – talking to the group about the Wadawurrung history and connection to Country.

Date: Sunday 7th November 2021 & Sunday 14th of November

Time: 10.30 till 12noon

Meeting place: Point Roadknight Beach BBQ area – next to Café, under tea trees

Limited spaces available for these sessions, book your tickets soon!

Sunday 7th November 2021

Sunday 14th of November

Storytelling & Music Session

Nikki McKenzie, a proud Aboriginal woman with Wadawurrung Country heritage and Norm Stanley, a proud Aboriginal man with heritage connected to the Kurnai and Wotjabaluk people of Victoria, will bring us a Yarning Session filled with traditional Indigenous dance, music and costumes and share stories about Indigenous history and culture. This Storytelling & Music session will be held around fires pits and have ‘Australian’ themed food available for sale on the night, such as damper, kangaroo sausages and burgers. This family friendly early evening will be about coming together, sharing, learning and understand.

All welcome.

Date: Friday 4th  March 2022

Time: 4.30 till 6pm

Location: ACH carpark

Discomforting Truth’ Discussion Sessions

All are welcome to this free-flowing discussion group which will bring together interested community members as well as first nations people to have a Yarn. We will come together, listen and learn from each other and share our knowledge. This will be a safe discussion group where we can ask questions, learn more about what we can do to help ourselves grow and understand more about our Indigenous history and culture, i.e., share insights into books we have read, discuss films and documentaries we have experienced. You do not need to come having read or watched anything particular – we ask you to come keen to listen, discuss, ask questions and grow.

Date: TBC – Please email marcelle@anglesea.org.au to express interest in participating

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