This course is a full day field trip led by Aboriginal Elders. The trip will give participants the opportunity to hear dreaming stories at the Stirling Ranges and Lake Anderson and visit other places of Aboriginal Heritage significance. These are different locations to those visited during the “Aboriginal Heritage of the Albany Area” course and will include a wide variety of heritage places. It is a stand-alone event and aimed to complement the week-long course, and to also be of interest to those who have done the course in the past, or to those who would like a one-day field-based introduction to Aboriginal heritage. Course fee includes cost of bus hire,
Beginners, Intermediate (14+ years)View list of Student Requirements for this course
Vernice Gillies is a local Minang Elder with a lifelong passion for the preservation of her heritage and local cultural traditions. She welcomes the chance to share it with the broader community and encouraging Noongar youth to take pride in this unique heritage. She has held a number of jobs in the public sector including Education Officer with the Albany Branch of the WA Museum, and is now a Director of the Kurrah Mia Art Shop and Cultural tours. Vernice will lead the Aboriginal heritage courses which will be co-presented with other Local Elders.