Cultural activities bring people closer | Photos

Children and other members of the Trangie community had the chance to make their mark on the Wungunja Cultural Centre last Tuesday when they helped Uncle Peter Peckham build a humpy.

The structure is set to become a permanent part of the cultural centre, which has its official opening on Friday, July 28.

Kids also tried their hand at making johnny cakes, making good use of the cultural centre’s camp fire.

Elders Richard and Ruth Carney also attended the day.

Communities for Children’s Ann-Louise Stonestreet said the day was about building cultural awareness, as well as school holiday fun.

Trangie Local Aboriginal Land Council chief executive officer Terri Milgate said it was hoped the cultural centre could facilitate many more activities for school groups, as well as the wider Trangie community, into the future.

The centre grounds also feature a dance circle, community garden and the ‘Rover’s Den’, a historic shack that has been refurbished.

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