The Aboriginal Yarra River Walk – “Walkin’ the Birrarung” – April 7

We’re very excited to invite you to a special AJDS event:
The AJDS is this year re-focusing our efforts on Jewish-Indigenous solidarity. To this end we’ve started an Indigenous solidarity group within the AJDS to make connections, run events and get involved in Indigenous campaigns. Our first event of the year is –

The Aboriginal Yarra River Walk ~ “Walkin’ the Birrarung”

We’d love for people to come along who are interested in getting involved with the AJDS Indigenous solidarity group. Walk description: The Aboriginal Yarra River Walk – “Walkin’ the Birrarung”  is a highly popular Aboriginal cultural walk which has been running through Melbourne’s centre for almost 10 years, it has opened the eyes, and the hearts, of many thousands of patrons of all ages and walks of life. Come and be a part of this cultural experience. Discover Melbourne through Aboriginal eyes Connect with Culture, Connect with Country Come on a journey of Knowledge and of Spirit This leisurely two hour Cultural walk begins at the small, but very significant site of Enterprize Park on Southbank, part of the ancestral lands of the Kulin people, which we today call Melbourne. This engaging journey peels away the layers of time and the dramatic irrevocable changes of both people, and place. It evokes the memories of a vibrant natural and cultural landscape. A memory that now lies beneath our urban existence. Come and dispel some old misunderstandings, hear the stories, and see a city with new eyes. “Walkin’ the Birrarung” is not only a cultural and historical journey but an intimate personal one, connecting everyone regardless of age or background, back to a connection with Place. Find Melbourne’s waterfall, its rich wetlands, its Aboriginal people Its deeper spirit … Conducted and operated by ABORIGINAL TOURS And EDUCATION MELBOURNE  ‘A-TAEM’ ‘A-TAEM’ is the proud Victorian Aboriginal owned and operated business of Dean Stewart, a Wemba Wemba-Wergaia man, with almost 20 years’ experience in cultural tourism, education, interpretation and conservation. Tour details: Sunday, April 7 at 1 pm Duration: 1.5-2 hours Start : Enterprize Park (next to the Aquarium)  Melways ref: 43 G10 Concludes: Southbank Shop plaza near Princes Bridge Patron Cost: $35 Full price $15 Concession/Student/Pensioner Bookings essential Please book online here – http://www.trybooking.com/45597 Places are limited to 25 people so book ASAP. If you can’t make the walk but would still like to be involved in the AJDS Indigenous solidarity group please send an email to Max Kaiser at [email protected]
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