Aboriginal Themed Long Table Lunch

Justine FawcettConnecting Community 4 Kids Blog

Connecting Community for Kids, in partnership with the City of Cockburn, held an Aboriginal themed long table lunch on Tuesday 13 August.

Our long table lunches provide an opportunity for community members, and their children, to come together and build connections across the Cockburn community whilst learning about different cultures and cultural practices. Everyone who attends is asked to bring a dish to share that has special meaning to them or their culture.

As a continuation from NAIDOC week we focused on the Aboriginal culture at our August lunch and are partnering with the ‘My Time Our Time’ cultural group and the City of Cockburn.

The event opened with a Welcome to Country by the grandson of one of the My Time attendees. This was followed by a spectacular didgeridoo performance by cultural leader Timmy Kelly, as well as cultural singing from community members.

Attendees then feasted on bush tucker including kangaroo stew, kangaroo brawn, and damper with quandong jam.

After lunch kids had a go at dot painting wooden boomerangs and making their very own damper.

“With the aim of promoting diversity, community spirit and harmony, anyone is the community was welcome to attend.” said Jane Miller, Partnership Director at Connecting Community for Kids.

“We had an amazing morning celebrating Aboriginal culture at this event, and look forward to continuing our long table lunches into the future to encourage inclusion and awareness across our community.” Jane said.

Keep an eye on our events page for information on the next event!