Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Muru Mittigar

We joined our friends from Home Education Penrith for a trip to Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural Centre. We had a great day throwing boomerangs and making our own. We also discovered lots about the tools Aboriginal people use.
R tries boomerang throwing
Children sit ready to find out about Aboriginal culture

This make up means "happy"
This make up is worn when showing off skills

How to use a spear thrower

Examining a baby carrying board with kangaroo skin cover
Women dress like this to collect food. R also wears a collection basket on his head.

R playing the didgeridoo

Our guides explained some of the symbols used in Aboriginal art

Painting boomerangs


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