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Media/Trade people from Japan to the Top End

Early Monday morning we had 5 Japanese media come in and do a painting with Manuel.  deeing their time was limited they watched a fire lit and a spear thrown with a woomera. They also met Ned our baby joey. Let’s hope we see lots of Japanese through Katherine next year.

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Fun way to spend an afternoon

The Whiting family came into meet Manuel as well as Shirlee and Paul who were in Katherine with the rugby school event being held at the works club rugby grounds. All had good fun. Shirlee and Paul wrote. ” Fantastic experience. Loved learning about Manuel and his culture. Feel priveledged that he shared with us. Gallery great.” The Whiting family wrote. ” Thank you Manuel for a wonderful afternoon with you. the painting , fire making and spear throwing were great fun, but it was just as enjoyable chatting with you and being able to ask lots of “whitfella” questions. Thankyou for your patience and enthusiasm.” Eva wrote. ” Thankyou for letting me feed Sweety. It was really fun trying to make a fire. My favourite part was feeding sweety.” And Otis hit Big Red. Well done.

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Passing through Katherine

Louise, Ash and Harley have come up for a wedding in Darwin and decided to get a bit of “aboriginal culture” on the way. Their comments “Great experience,Thank you for the lesson and the knowledge.

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French Famil

Asia Voyages came in this morning with some French agents who participated in a Cultural Experience with Manuel. Some could not speak english very well but there was lots of laughter so all had a good time. Leonardo lit the fire first AND Farid hit Big Red and everyone had a cuddle of out first joey for the year whose name is Ned.

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Asian Famil

We had Lennie, Chief Editor of China BT MICE
Andre – Editor of TTN Taiwan
Jessica – Editor of Lion Travel and Ivy Lu – Tourism NT host do a Cultural Experience with us this morning. They had a great time and will now spread the word back home to let others know the fun waiting for them in the Top End. Albert from Singapore also joined in the fun.

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Emanuel School Visit

Great to have Emanuel school visit us again.  Students and parents did great rarrk paintings and had fun with Manuel learning how to light a fire and throw a spear. Ethan one of the students wrote. ” Thanks.  It was an amazing experience and I enjoyed the art the most.” Great afternoon was had by all and the crew at Top Didj really enjoyed having the students from Emanuel school here again.

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Aussie Specialist Agents

Tuesday we had 16 Aussie Specialist agents from Europe come into Top Didj. What a great bunch!!! (what do you call a big mob of agents!!!). We are very lucky to have them representing us overseas. They were very enthusiasic and lots of fun. Nathan from England wrote. ” Fantastic experience, would recommend this to anyone. Manuel was great, so welcoming and engaging. I’ll be back to hone my spear skills. thanks for having us.”

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Sunday May Long weekend

Sunday we had the Flam family from Israel. They wrote. “Fantastic, Manuel was informative, patient, and friendly. Just the aboriginal cultural experience we were looking for.” Rachel and Emily had a great time as well. “Fantastic, we loved the whole experience, we live in Australia and lovely to learn about our aboriginal history and have a fun time as well. Thank you so much.”

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Saturday May Long weekend

Adam Coward brought his family down to Katherine to see what we have to offer. They have had a great time so far. Adam wrote ” loved hearing and interacting with Manuel to learn about his story and culture”

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Italian Famil

We had a famil for Giancarlo Truffa and his group of travel agents from Italy. They were a little stretched for time so did not get to do a rarrk painting, but thye listened to Manuel’s story, lit and fire and yes Serena Micocci hit the kangaroo. We also had John and Kerrin Barnes join the group as well as Martial our French helpxer. They got to do a painting at the end.

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