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Bush Yarning

Members from the Combined Probus Club of Attadale participated in a Bush Yarning outing and picnic with Marissa from Bindi Bindi Dreaming, whose aim is to showcase the local Aboriginal culture.

The group learned about the Six Nyoongar seasons, Totems and the importance of Dyoondalup (Point Walter) in the suburb of Bicton, as a traditional area for Aboriginal women and children.

The local Nyoongar people believed that the sandbar at Point Walter was the hair of the Dreamtime figure Djunda the Charnok woman, who carried the spirit children in her hair.

The nearby cliffs at Blackwall Reach were her footprints.

Marissa pointed out the important Teatree, Peppermint and Sheaoak trees during the stroll through Point Walter Reserve.

The group sat on the boomerang shaped seat that was commissioned by the City of Melville to acknowledge the Stolen Generation. It is a place for reflection and healing.

The tour concluded with a delicious morning tea prepared by Marissa with members sampling food infused with bush tucker herbs and spices.

This was a most interesting and informative morning where members were able to learn about the history and the importance of the area to the Aboriginal people from excellent guide Marissa.