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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Listen to the story-telling by the Quandamooka People
If you are looking for a family fun day these school holidays, look no further than Redlands IndigiScapes Centre in Capalaba. On Friday 1st July the Quandamooka People are celebrating NAIDOC Week with a range of activities that would suit both young and old.

School Holiday Activities, IndigiScapes, Redlands, Educational, Nature, Kids, Dancing, Storyteling
Photo Courtesy of IndigiScapes Events Webpage

The NAIDOC celebrations are held annually in July and it is a time to rejoice in the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Originally NAIDOC stood for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee who were the people responsible for running the activities, however the acronym has now become the name of the week in which the celebrations are held.

The Quandamooka are people of sand and water, having lived for generations along coastlines, inland waters, swamps and lakes and their people originate from three different clans. These clans are Nughi of Moorgumpin, now known as Moreton Island, Nunukul and the Gorenpul of Minjerribah (now known as North Stradbroke Island). Twelve families are represented on the Quandamooka Native Title Family Representative Steering Committee.

School Holiday Activities, IndigiScapes, Redlands, Educational, Nature, Kids, Environment
Redlands IndigiScapes (Author's photo)

IndigiScapes is an environmental educational centre run by The Redland City Council. Opening in 2000, the centre has a number of themed gardens growing local native plants to the Redlands area. The gardens provide a visual display to visitors giving them an understanding of what they can grow in their own yards and what varieties will grow well together. The public can purchase many of the plants as they are sold at the centre.

School Holiday Activities, IndigiScapes, Redlands, Educational, Nature, Kids, Dancing, Environment
Themed gardens at IndigiScapes (Author's photo)

The day at IndigiScapes will begin at 10.00am and conclude at 2.00pm. Entry and all activities are free for all ages. The activities include -

  • Bush Tucker Workshops

  • Emu Feather Beads Workshops

  • Indigenous Dance Workshops

  • Indigenous Art Workshops

  • Quandamooka Story Telling

  • Plant a Seed

  • Nature Scavenger Hunts

  • Create your own craft using recycled materials

  • Learn to weave with weeds

    School Holiday Activities, IndigiScapes, Redlands, Educational, Nature, Kids, Dancing, Environment
    Playground for the children at IndigiScapes (Author's Photo)

    For more information, you can either contact IndigiScapes on 3824 8611 or go to their website. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a hat and sunscreen because you can still get burnt on sunny winter days. I wish I didn't need to go to work, as the day's agenda looks too good to miss.
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    Why? Fun and Educational day for the whole family
    When: Friday 1st July 2016
    Phone: 3824 8611
    Where: Capalaba
    Cost: Free
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