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Thursday, June 6 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Old Ways, New Ways: Australian Aboriginal tool-making LIMITED
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop participants will be guided through an example of Traditional Australian Aboriginal glue making practices for the construction of knives and axes. During the glue making process, through conversation, we explore the knowledge and wisdom of this ancient technique of the Nyoongar people from the South West of Western Australia. The characteristics and physical properties of the glue produced will be compared to that of Polymorph. Throughout the workshop we provide elaborations, and give context to, the Traditional intergenerational knowledge of what, where, how and why the resources from the Australian bush were gathered and used.

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Jason Barrow

Cultural Awareness Officer, Edith Cowan University
Is a Nyoongar man from the South West of WA and was born at the same place as his Grandfather, Gnowangerup – the place of the Mallee Fowl.Jason is based at Edith Cowan University’s Kurongkurl Katitjin centre (pronounced as koor-ong-kurl cut-it-chin which is a Nyoongar phase is... Read More →

Caroline Bishop

Old Ways, New Ways, Community Partnerships Adviser, Kurongkurl Katitjin, Edith Cowan University