Friday, August 10, 2012

Ngarrindjeri Cross -Cultural Study Awareness 2012

 You have time until the 3rd week of August.

Event: Ngarrindjeri Cross - Cultural Study Awareness 2012
Date: 05 - 09 September 2012 (5 days and 4 nights)
Cost: $450.00 - due on 10 August 2012 (includes entries to all programs, courtesy transfer interstate and international participants, food and dormitory accommodation).

Ngarrindjeri Cross -Cultural Study Awareness’ is aimed to give participants a unique experience and be part of the Ngarrindjeri Community at the Coorong . This program aims to offer International and Australian participants a global perspective of cross - cultural understanding. Furthermore, this event aims to provide opportunities for individuals from different cultural backgrounds to share their traditions with the Coorong Ngarrindjeri community thereby strengthening community commitment, enhancing community participation and developing mutual respect. Visual language presentation is intertwined with culture and tradition. A better understanding of information continuity and by working side by side with Indigenous Knowledge and Science means that we can move forward to a better future and meet the needs of our future generations. This workshop/conference is significantly beneficial in particularly to International and Australian students who wants to establish cross- cultural study exchange, and uniting students worldwide through hands on training.

Uncle Moogy, Uncle Tom & Aunty Ellen Trevorrow, Aunty Alice Abdulla, Jelina & Malcolm Haines and Joan Gibbs

Activities includes:
‘Welcome to Country’ Smoking Ceremony, Boomerang and Spear Throwing lessons and painting your own Boomerang by Uncle Moogy Sumner, focus lessons such as Basket Weaving by Aunty Ellen Trevorrow, the Art of Ngarrindjeri Feather Flower making by Aunty Alice Abdulla, Bush Walking where you will be guided by Uncle Tom and in collaboration with Malcolm Haines , Field trips - visits to significant Ngarrindjeri sites by Uncle Tom Trevorrow, a tour of the museum where you will be introduced to aspects of Ngarrindjeri history, tradition, culture, political history, Shibori and Printmaking by Jelina Haines and international participate will share their culture to the Ngarrindjeri Community.

Pay online securely using Paypal please visit this link: 
Look forward hearing from you. Also places are limited to 30 participants.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thank you...............................

To all my regular visitors from Australia and overseas,

My great gratitude for continually visiting the blog. My apology for not posting anything for awhile, life has been chaotic school assignments, portfolio to prepare, community responsibilities and being a main carer that just nothing left for me to breath. Slowly I will be able to keep up everything. For the main time, for those who are interested I have combine the workshop onto one because it was hard for me to manage both project on top of my full -time study and other responsibilities.

However don't be disappointed I have organized for next year workshop please visit the link:, this link will give you all the details for the next workshop. If you are interested of joining with us please make your inquiry now and secure your place as we only offering limited places.

Attach is the marketing cover image for the next workshop.

The workshop will be run for 5 days and 4 nights on 06 - 09 September 2010

Saturday, September 12, 2009


To all our prospective guest/participants,

Due to time constraint and only manage to attract 2 attendees the 'Caring for Country: Restoring Land and Cultural Understanding - ecological workshop at the Coorong' has been re-scheduled on the 6th - 9th of October 2009.

Also we no longer camping, you will be accommodated at Dormitories and for those who book in first you will stay at the newly built eco cabin (shared accommodation). There are only 4 eco-cabins so better hurry up (see image). The full-length windows of eco-cabins are designed to fully enjoyed the afternoon sunsets without stepping outside. Coorong Wilderness Lodge is situated where sunset is in full view and clear sky is perfect for star gazing.


Coorong sunset
Photographs by Jelina Haines