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Gunumeleng festival

November 12 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm

A Community festival to celebrate the season of Gunumeleng

 

Thursday 12th November  – Sunday 15th November.

at Litchfield National Park special purpose camp.

This camping area holds the signs of this season.

Andjarduk the red bush apples should be ripening.

Anmorlak the billy goat plums have their new leaves.

Dirnidini the cidadas fill the days with their songs, and

Kardidi the crickets take their place calling at night.

Andak the yellow milky plum should be ready to eat.

Anbedje the spear grass emerges from the ground and

Namarrkon the lightning man emerges from the rocks to

‘line up the clouds and throw lightning and thunder around’.

 

‘Walks with Nature’ group invites you to join us for a most exciting time of year, when the storms arrive. The time to celebrate the season of Gunumeleng and camp in a place to get the feel of the season.

 

The special purpose camp facility at Florence Falls – enter by the dummy locked gate opposite the Buley rock hole track.

This wonderful place is an area we get to know more each year, as we visit for some of the seasonal festivals.

For newcomers to this place, bring all your eating and cooking utensils.  There is a small gas fridge but you are better off bringing an esky with big ice blocks.  Cater for yourselves but for dinners, we usually each prepare something and put it all out as a smorgasboard to have as a shared meal. For morning or afternoon tea bring fruit to cut and share if you wish.  Bring a lantern for the meal tables at night.

Bring a coloured cloth for each child to use for the dramatized stories.

Bring a t-shirt or a bag, dress, shorts or pillow case to print or dye.

 

Camping is easy on cut lawns, showers and toilets are close by to the tent area.  You will need a torch.

Bring clothes to cover your skin from mozzies at night and shoes for bush walking.  Bring water bottles for walking and a basket or a bag to collect bush treasures.

The Rangers do not take our rubbish away so please bring your own bucket and bags to take away your own rubbish.  If you have chooks bring a bucket to take the compostable food home for them otherwise I can take it for our compost bin. Please manage your own disposable nappies so they are not stored in the kitchen garbage bin where we prepare food, thanks. You will need to take these home with you.

Parks and Wildlife charge for camping is  –

$3.30 / adult / day and $1.70 / child over 5 years / day / families $7.70 per day.

We collect the fees at the camp to give the Park towards the Special purpose area.

We ask a small charge of $10 per day per family for materials we supply.

Please remember to pay this fee even if you just come for a day and don’t camp.

 

If you have any queries please email: dlucas@bigpond.net.au

 

 

 

Details

Start:
November 12 @ 8:00 am
End:
November 15 @ 5:00 pm