NAIDOC Week @ Brewongle
At Brewongle we embrace indigenous values, culture and language and we are celebrating NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week by hosting a week of school groups who will enjoy our rich Aboriginal cultural programs. With the help of our local Aboriginal educators, students will investigate the abundant natural resources used by the local Darug people. Find out how to make dilly bag, spear and canoe from the plants around Brewongle and learn how to catch a duck for dinner with your Darug snorkel!
NAIDOC week officially falls in the school holidays, however we have set aside the last week of term for our events. Visit the NAIDOC week website for more information about this years theme and what you can do to be a part of the celebrations. http://www.naidoc.org.au/
Brewongle is in Darug country and was inhabited by the Buru Berongal people of the Richmond/Windsor area. They used the plentiful resources of the Hawkesbury River (Deerubbin) and surrounds to survive for thousands of years. The Sydney Green Wattle or ‘Wattangulle’ tree yielded many resources for the locals including flour from the seeds, antiseptic and fish poison.
Brewongle offers Aboriginal education days for primary students in stage 1, 2 and 3 all year round.