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Great day

In the morning Peter and Anneke from Holland had a lovely time with Manuel as did Petre who wrote, “What a great experience! so interesting to listen, so cool to try spearing and fire lighting and I loved to do the painting. Thanks Manuel, Alex and Petrena. In the afternoon we had two families. The Rose family wrote, “Thank you to Manuel and Top Didj team for a lovely, informative afternoon. Enjoyed the stories and learning how to make a fire and throw a spear. But really enjoyed the painting, the adults as much as our kids. For the Webster family it was “definitely the highlight of Katherine trip. Manuel you ROCK” We think so as well Jay. We enjoyed the afternoon as well. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

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Way Outback

Way Outback tour bus came in this afternoon. Very cosmopolitan again today. Lovely people who really enjoyed their time with Manuel, who they thought was amazing, helpful and very happy. Everyone fell in love with our resident wallabies. Yams were the flavour of the day and some beauties were painted. We got a fire lit and Big Red was hit.

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School time

Yesterday we had a school from Darwin come in and learn about aboriginal culture and cuddle some of our new and not so new baby wallabies. The paintings were amazing(must of been because of their teacher!!!) They got a fire lit and four hits with the spear. Well done every one. We enjoyed your company. They then went off to camp and have some more learning and fun experience with Tom Curtain at Katherine Outback Experience. After all the fun of two sessions with the school kids Manuel still had to entertain a Way outback tour bus of 14 tourist from all over the world later in the afternoon. He is amazing and you can see he just loves doing what he is doing, teaching the world about his culture.

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Still busy time at Top Didj

Still very busy at Top Didj and have not had the time to up load images. Amazing, Excellent. Truly enjoyed it!. Stunning. Some of the short notes left after spending time with Manuel. We had AATKing in this morning and Bridget wrote. “We both enjoyed learning about Manuel’s early life and the way he shared his knowledge and life experiences. The painting was an added bonus. Great day.” the Kenworthy family wrote. “Thank you for a lovely afternoon. The painting was very relaxing and we enjoyed listening to Manuel’s stories. The kids enjoyed feeding the wallaby.”

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A family affair

This morning we had three families in with little kids. What a great time we had. All down to great kids because of great parenting. Lovely morning and they all thought is was awesome fun for kids and adults. We enjoyed ourselves as well. To all, we hope you have a great holiday in the Territory.

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Wayoutback

Great fun yesterday afternoon with people from all over the world who come to the NT to learn about our beautiful Territory and have some interaction with the aboriginal people. The Rossi family from Italy wrote. “Thank you Manuel for teaching and sharing your roots” Everyone was really happy with the end painting they achieved and all thought Manuel was a great teacher.

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We had Aussies and people from France, Belgium, Japan and the Netherlands. All thought it was great and an educational experience. All loved it and thanked us for the wonderful memories they will be taking back home with them. Nena said Manuel was pure gold and we have to agree with that.

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Fun few days

We have had lots of visitors and lots of good fun. Fires have been lit, big red has been hit and the paintings have been amazing. Must be a good teacher Manuel!!! The Netherlands family summed it up for everyone when they wrote. ” It was really nice to now and learn more about your life Manuel. It is definitely one of our highlights. Loved every bit of it.” Yes everyone said it was a fantastic experience.

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Kimberley Wild

Another great group in with Kimberley Wild. Out to have lots of fun and willing to learn from an aboriginal man who has lived the traditional way. Marion wrote. ‘Thank you so much Manuel, for this great experience and being our teacher. We would love more lessons and to get better in this-and understand the way of life you lived.’ Jessica wrote. “Adored Manuel-so happy and cheerful! Loved being able to ask questions. Been around a lot of Australia and this is one of my highlights”

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Busy time at Top Didj

End of July and beginning of August have been flat out for us. We have met some wonderful people from all over the world. Everyone has thoroughly enjoyed their experience with Manuel and cuddling our wallabies. Alexi wrote for Manuel to “stay as your are” Aurelie and Lisa thanked Manuel for teaching them painting and hunting and thought it was wonderful. Anna wrote. “Fantastic information, fun, great teacher, good hands on experience, interactive. loved every minute.

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