Standing on sacred ground

Department of Education Koori support officers Terry Marjs and Rex Soloman are given a hand by Dylan Griffiths to cook up the snags before throwing some kangaroo, emu and crocodile on the barbecue.

Department of Education Koori support officers Terry Marjs and Rex Soloman are given a hand by Dylan Griffiths to cook up the snags before throwing some kangaroo, emu and crocodile on the barbecue.

Warragul & Drouin Gazette, August 4, 2015
Drouin Secondary College students undertook various activities as part of NAIDOC week celebrations recently.
With support from Department of Education Koori support officers Terry Marjs and Rex Soloman, the College ran a number of activities to educate students and celebrate indigenous culture.
Students played a game of ‘Kanga’, which imitates Aboriginal skill of spearing a kangaroo by having to hit the target of the bouncing ball.
Along with barbecued sausages, students also tried kangaroo, emu and crocodile. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.
Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920's which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
NAIDOC Week celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.
This year’s theme was - We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate, highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea.

Bailey McNeil, Drew McLean, Joshua McNally and Sean O’- Callaghan play the game ‘kanga’, which imitates Aboriginal skill of spearing a kangaroo by having to hit the target of the bouncing ball.

Bailey McNeil, Drew McLean, Joshua McNally and Sean O’- Callaghan play the game ‘kanga’, which imitates Aboriginal skill of spearing a kangaroo by having to hit the target of the bouncing ball.


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