Bloody battles and new life – the story of the Waratah

Chris Tobin is a local Darug Aboriginal man, artist and educator who we sometimes manage to lure out to Brewongle. We love hearing his stories and feel privileged to learn of his cultural knowledge. Chris recently created some beautiful artwork on one of our grey gums during the Engaging Visions artists workshop. Enjoy this short video as he relates the story of the waratah via his artwork with bellbirds in the background and the majestic Hawkesbury River as a backdrop. Notice the contributions of the grey gum via some macabre leaking sap and look closely for the goanna claw marks on the tree.

2 Comments on “Bloody battles and new life – the story of the Waratah

  1. Hi Chris, we are St Edmund’s College – a special needs high school in Wahroonga. We are wondering whether you would be free (sorry for such late notice) to speak at our assembly this Friday 31st May at 10am. Just a very very long shot that you might be available or know someone who could speak to our students for our National Sorry Day assembly. Many thanks,

    • Hi Cathy,

      Chris will probably not see your comment but he may be available to help you. Please call us at Brewongle EEC on 45 79 1136 and we can provide you with his details. We also have other Aboriginal educators who may be able to help you. Steve – Principal.

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