Women of Craft: NAIDOC at Barangaroo

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Women of Craft: NAIDOC at Barangaroo
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[Sponsored] Celebrate Australia's First Nations women with a day of free activities at Barangaroo

This NAIDOC week Barangaroo's Stargazer Lawn will be celebrating the significant contributions of Australia's First Nations women with Women of Craft: a one day program of free activities. From 10am to 5pm on Sunday July 8 the reserve will host a series of events demonstrating the knowledge of First Nations women in this country.

The theme of this year's NAIDOC celebrations is "Because of her, we can", a commemoration of the vital role that Indigenous Australian women have, and continue to play in their local communities as well as at a state, national and international level.

Women of Craft will allow guests to take part in craft workshops, cooking demonstrations, dance and activities for kids. Throughout the day, learn the traditional art of basket weaving from the experts, who will use natural fibres as well as shells to demonstrate the art. Foodies won't want to miss the cooking demonstrations, where the talented cooks will show you how to cook homestyle meals that can easily be recreated in your own kitchen. Got little ones? Children up to the age of 12 will enjoy be able to make their own bush damper, play Indigenous games and perform with shadow puppets. There will also be dingoes on site to meet and learn more about.

Barangaroo is named after Barangaroo the woman, a strong, wise and free spirited Aboriginal leader of the Cammeraygal clan at the time of European colonisation, making the site ideal for a celebration of First Nations women. Women of Craft is free to attend and participate in, however bookings are recommended to avoid missing out on workshops.

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