NSW - Walking on Country -Tour

NSW - Walking on Country -Tour
A walking journey with Uncle Jimmy Smith from the Art Gallery of NSW to Mrs Macquaries chair and the Botanical Garden.  Learn about the diverse history and culture of the Aboriginal people of the Sydney region in the heart of the city. Uncover the Royal Botanic Garden's rich Aboriginal heritage by exploring plant uses, culture and artefacts.

THIS GREAT EVENT HAS A FEW SPOTS LEFT ONLY (since Covid Restrictions have eased up!)   - WE ALSO HAVE OPEN REGISTRATION FOR A NEW DATE FOR A 2nd TOUR :  Thursday 26th Nov 11am   REGISTER HERE

About Jimmy Smith:
Jimmy Smith is an Aboriginal educator and cultural practitioner. Jimmy comes from Erambie mission outside the town of Cowra, New South Wales. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Education and a Masters in Education (Aboriginal Studies) and has extensive experience in teaching Aboriginal art, culture and heritage in Australia and abroad. In his role as a cultural practitioner, Jimmy scope and breadth ranges from early childhood, primary, high school to university, TAFE and community groups. He currently works with the Australian Museum, EORA TAFE Redfern, and other agencies that employ him as a cultural educator.
Jimmy believes that through education about Aboriginal history, culture and knowledge, we can bring about social change: "People don’t fully understand the depth and breadth of Aboriginal culture or Australian history and therefore make assumptions and believe the negative stereotypes that exist in Australia. Education is the key to changing this problem." Jimmy has particular passion in Aboriginal science and technology including Astronomy and traditional land usage. Further to this he is keen to share the strength of epistemologies and Aboriginal ways of knowing and doing. Jimmy is passionate about health particularly inspiration from Eastern (Asian) cultures that look at health and well being from a holistic perspective which is related to many Indigenous knowledge’s about traditional health.

Learning Outcomes:
Learn about the diverse history and culture of the Aboriginal people of the Sydney region. Uncover the Royal Botanic Garden's rich Aboriginal heritage by exploring plant uses, culture and artefacts.
Participants will be encouraged to submit a reflective written piece after the event back to Uncle Jimmy as a sign of reciprocity of knowledge learnt.

Date: Friday 6th Nov - 1pm - 4pm AEDT  Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the event

Location: Meeting Point at the start of our Tour at Sydney Art Gallery of NSW - Art Gallery Road. Closest Train Station: St James - Accessible by bus as well - Plan your journey with Transport with NSW Trip Planner

CPD: 6 Formal CPD
upon completion of the reflective piece

Price: $60 for AILA Members and $90 for non-Members - Limited number book in fast and email us at nsw@aila.org.au if we've reached capacity, we might have an opportunity to do another tour.

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6/11/2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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