Avalon Beach Centenary Celebration
Centenary Celebration of the Nature of Avalon Beach and our Indigenous Culture in Dunbar Park – Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony, Free Workshops, and more.
The Avalon Beach Culture Collective Inc Committee and Avalon community are ready to continue rolling out their series of Avalon Beach 100th year celebrations in March with a focus this month on the Nature of Avalon.
Sponsored by Johnson Bros Mitre 10 Hardware, Avalon Beach, this day on Avalon Beach’s ‘village green’ provides an opportunity to connect with our local indigenous peoples and learn about their culture.
At 10am Neil Evers, local Garigal man and a descendant of Bungaree, will give a Welcome to Country, followed by a Smoking Ceremony to prepare the ground for the commencement of planting of the Centenary 100 Native Canopy Tree Memorial by students from our four local schools.
Accompanied by didgeridoo and singing in language, and clapping sticks to join in with, this will be followed by stories and an artefact display, boomerang painting, grass weaving workshop and an opportunity to meet members of the Aboriginal Support Group Manly Warringah Pittwater.
Canopy Keepers will be handing out 100 native tube stock for planting in your garden and information on best species for your area, and why tree canopy and hollows are so important to our local fauna.
Sydney Wildlife will give another demonstration and information on how to build a possum box and a sample micro bat box as well as insights into other local fauna.
The Centenary Celebration of the Nature of Avalon Beach and our Indigenous Culture in Dunbar Park includes:
- Welcome to Country- Neil Evers
- Smoking Ceremony
- Didgeridoo, Singers & Clap sticks for kids to play
- Dancers and dance instruction
- Aboriginal History Talk + Boomerangs and Paint for children workshop 11-2
- Aboriginal Grass Weaver Workshop 11-2
- Bush Tucker Talk
- Canopy Keepers 100 native tube stock give away
- Aboriginal Support Group Manly Warringah Pittwater
- Sydney Wildlife – Possum Box demos
Location: Dunbar Park, 59 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon Beach