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a great way to spend 2.5 hours learning and having fun

It’s been all about learning and and having fun at Top Didj. Fay says it was a refreshing approach to learning more about indigenous culture. Murray and Sharon said it was awesome and really a previllage to meet Manuel and hear his story and learn some of his culture.  Catherine from the UK said. ” Maneul is a very welcoming humble man who was open and happy to share his story and support us during the painting.  I especially enjoyed hitting the kangaroo with the speat at the end.” The wallabies received lots of cuddles as well.

Some of our stock . Birds made out of buffalo horns and carved out of wood. Woven pandamus baskets

Kurun Warun painting and some of our stock of Oooroo Australia hand screen printed on linen bags



Educational Experience

Again we have been getting “awesome time, Engaging and enjoyable, informative, interesting, learnt a lot”, and of course all said Manuel was a good teacher and they loved his personality. Still getting tourist through but it has slowed down as the weather warms up.

 


Amazing Expereince

The heading is what people have been saying after their experience with Manuel. “Manuel has such a beautiful smile” “Amazing cultural experience given by a real aboriginal, he is really funny and kind.” Fantastic experience and one of the highlights of our holiday. Great hands on fun” “Best part of the tour, meeting Manuel” “A five star experience” “Great morning Manuel and such great things I have learned and experienced” We had students in from Japan who just loved all the hands on activities and they had their first up close and personal time with the Australian wild life being our not so wild wallabies.

 


Busy Time

July and August is our busiest time. We have had some wonderful groups and families through who have really enjoyed their time with Manuel. Everyone has loved his stories and doing the paintings. We have had some school groups through and senior groups as well. This quote sums it all up. “Very insightful and educational. Loved gaining a better understanding of Aboriginal culture-in a fun environment that makes kids listen too.”


Busy July

It has been a very busy July with lots of families and bus groups coming in to learn about aboriginal cultural, buy some art, didjeridoos and top quality souvenirs. All are thankful they have had the opportunity to spend time with Manuel and hear his story and also get to cuddle a wallaby. In our comment book we have “Brilliant” “totally awesome” and ‘an unforgettable experience” “Funny and inspirational teacher” “wallabies are cute”


Great start to the week

Great day today with great families and very good rarrk art. We had people from the Netherlands, California and cold Victoria and Adelaide. Amanda wrote ” A very big thank you for sharing your culture and story with us. you are a fantastic teacher” Carys loved everything. Everyone really enjoyed their time with Manuel and said it was an authentic experience.


Enjoyable day

Had a great group of people this morning who did great “Bimno” (paintings) Everyone thought it was “great” “amazing” “enjoyable” , “interesting” and all loved learning the ways of the Dalabon people.Had a great group of people this morning who did great “Bimno” (paintings) Everyone thought it was “great” “amazing” “enjoyable” , “interesting” and all loved learning the ways of the Dalabon people.


Great Morning

All had a great time with Manuel. Christel wrote “So very humbled to be taught by an inspiring man the way of his people and the stories of his land. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the Dalabon people for the day. i will remember this experience for years to come. Sharon and Andrew wrote “Such a great experience. Long live the traditional ways and teaching by the elders to children.” Yes everyone said it was a wonderful and educational experience.

 


Fun Day

Great day was had by all. Great rarrk paintings were done a fire was lit and big red was hit. The Marris kids really enjoyed themselves and loved learning about Manuel’s life. Sue wrote Manuel is a lovely teacher, very patient and caring, smiles made us feel very welcome. Yes Manuel loves telling his story and making people happy. Pumford family from Scotland will take back lots of good memories.


More fun at Top Didj

Big group today and what lovely people they all were. All getting together to have a great time. Fabulous paintings were achieved because of their very talented teacher Manuel. We don’t usually pick the best but Manuel really liked Tony’s bush fire painting. Must of been an omen as Tony went on to light the fire and spear big red!!!! Thanks everyone we enjoyed your company and we hope you enjoyed your time with us.


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