Sydney & Melbourne Are Offering Free Experiences To Learn About Indigenous Cultures

The perfect weekend activity in the lead up to the Voice to Parliament referendum.

Intrepid Travel and Welcome To Country are joining forces to shine a light on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Beginning on 7 October, Intrepid Travel, a responsible tourism group, and Welcome To Country, a not-for-profit marketplace championing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products and experiences, will be offering a series of immersive activities across Naarm (Melbourne) and Warrane (Sydney).

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In Sydney, guests are invited to learn the history of Eora Country with a tour of The Rocks, led by Aunty Margaret. The walk will centre upon the iconic waterside location, with emphasis on the Aboriginal people’s saltwater heritage within Sydney Harbour, their land and water use, and their spiritual connection to the adjoining waterways.

And in Melbourne, Wiradjuri artist Ange Jeffrey will host a jewellery-making workshop designed to flex participants’ creativity while also delving into Indigenous history. Guests will learn jewellery making techniques, and use natural materials such as seeds, nuts and shells to create their own unique pieces.

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The initiative will take place as part of Indigenous Business Month, with 100 free spots available in each city to encourage Australians to engage with First Nations-led experiences. 

The experience will run throughout October, and we can’t think of a more wholesome way to spend our weekend. 

For more information or to reserve your place, click here

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