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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Learn Bush Tucker or Beading

A bush tucker workshop for adults and a beading workshop for school children will offer free insights into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture this June.

Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Lifestyle and Amenity spokesperson David Dwyer (Div 7) said Moreton Bay Region Libraries had arranged the two Caboolture workshops as part of their Welcoming Place program which encourages residents from all backgrounds to embrace local Indigenous culture and knowledge.

“If you’re an adult, you can spice up your cooking by discovering how to use bush tucker. You’ll be presented with a wide range of bush tucker products, cooking techniques, Indigenous herbs and spices, fruits and meats,” Cr Dwyer said.

The free Introduction to Bush Tucker workshop will run from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Friday, June 3, at the Caboolture Senior Citizens Hall in Hasking Street Caboolture.

“If you’re a school student aged eight or over you can have fun learning to make bangles, necklaces, anklets and other beaded jewellery with instructor Aunty Jane Harbour,” Cr Dwyer said.

The free school holiday Dreaming Beaded Jewellery Making workshop is on from 10.30am to 11.30am on Wednesday, June 29, also at the Caboolture Senior Citizens Hall.

Places to both workshops are limited, so bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 5433 2000.