Mid week at Top Didj

We had lots of families came and do the Cultural Experience through the week. The wallabies were a hit with young and old. The Young at Heart really enjoyed their time with Manuel and he had to get the fire lit for them as everyone who had a go found their hands were getting too sore to continue. Manuel got it going in 15 seconds. To sum up everyone’s comments we will use Craig and Tabitha’s “Such friendly and informative time. Thank you so much for the best experience”.

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Young at Heart

Young at Heart paid us a visit on Sunday afternoon. all good fun with a few of them having a go at truing to get the fire lit and hugging the wallabies.

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Thursday Fun

More families from Melbourne came in and we had another full day. The Hunt children had a great time. Tom ” I had a lot of fun and I really enjoyed all the facts and the painting.” Bella ” It was such a fun experience I loved it!” Holly ” I loved the painting and I really enjoyed listening to Manuel’s stories” The Carters from England said “Such a wonderful morning-relaxed informative and fund. Thanks Manuel and all. Tina and Mila “A wonderful experience lovely guide and teacher.

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Returned visitor and Young at Heart


We had a busy day yesterday with 10 people doing the Cultural Experience in the morning.  Gerard Spaan who came a few years back brought friends visiting from the Netherlands who wrote “We had such an interesting, fun, warm and lovely experience. We really enjoyed our visit. Keep up the good work.” Gerard was happy as he speared the kangaroo this time well done. In the afternoon we had two buses come in full of lovely people wanting to experience a good time. Some comments where. Marilyn from Victoria “Great Cultural time” Pat & Ted from Macquire “Great talk by Manuel and interesting cultural terms.” Elsa Braun from Wangi Wangi “Beautiful experience and display. Top Job”

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Busy Tuesday

We were kept very busy today with many doing the CE and others coming in and buying art and souvenirs from the shop so not so many images today. The Colvin family wrote”Manuel was very entertaining and patient. He made Ryan feel much more comfortable with the painting. He is a GREAT teacher! I speared a Roo!!” The Moser family wrote. “Manuel we could not wish for a better teacher for ourselves and our children. You have a beautiful culture and are a pleasure to spend time with . Well done Petrena and Alex on supporting his endeavours xx” Louise and Molly wrote Thank you for a great afternoon. Our 6 year old loved it especially the painting and spear throwing.” The Schiffer family wrote Manuel was fun and helped with all the problems we had. We loved it”

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Monday afternoon

Bruce, Kate and their great kids Tom, Lachie, Isaac and Angus walk in to the gallery this afternoon and decided to do the CE with Manuel. Bruce was not sure if the kids would like it and I told him he could have his money back if they did not have a good time. Well at the end he said I could keep my money as they all Loved it. Sue was a walk-in as well. And we had the Wickham family who also enjoyed their afternoon. Well done Manuel more satisfied customers.
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Big Weekend

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Magic Show!!

The Hodgkinson Family really enjoyed their time with Manuel today. Letitia wrote’ Fantastic experience. Thank you Manuel. Fascinating to hear about the skin names!! We were lucky as well as Ash showed us his card tricks!! Don’t know what to say but this kid is good. I’m sure we will see him on TV one day.

Gecko Tour

A couple who have come up to do the Jutbula walk came and had a great afternoon with Manuel learning all about his culture. Keith wrote “Thank you Manuel for telling us your story and teaching us to paint.” Jennie wrote ” What a wonderful experience to have a glimpse into your culture Manuel. Thank you. the painting , fire lighting, and spear throwing was great.”

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Young at Heart 2

We have had a big weekend with the Governor General and Lady Cosgrove coming on the Friday and another lovely group of people in on the Sunday.  Again it was Jeff the bus driver who got the fire going. All enjoyed Manuel’s talk and were fascinated by  the fire lighting.

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