Harmony Day 2019 at Merimbula Public School

Merimbula Public School celebrated Harmony Day 2019 with a performance ‘Wadjiny’ by Troy Allen. This is the second time that Troy has performed at our school.

Troy is a Bundjalung Goori (East Coast) and grew up in the Mount Druitt community and his totem is Wadjiny, the platypus. The Bundjalung Nation of Aboriginal people is the only one whose Dreamtime stories talk about arriving in Australia from elsewhere. They came from a land ‘at the centre of the world’ after it was destroyed by a massive catastrophe. Troy shared songs, music and didgeridoo, showed us some traditional dances and artefacts.

He also showed the staff and the students how to make fire with sticks and shared the stories of his people. A great time was had by all!

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Story contributed by Janelle Hodsdon from Merimbula Public School. Published in 2020.