Cultural Awareness Day

Staff at Grasstrees Australia were recently involved in a Cultural Awareness Program.  Andrew Beck from Nyaarla Projects Pty Ltd visited us to conduct an informative session on the significance of grasstrees and macrozamia palms to the aboriginal community.

Andrew discussed the value of these plants to his ancestry, in their many forms and diverse usages.

The highlight of the afternoon was Andrew’s amazing didgeridoo performance and the activities all staff participated in such as the fire starting technique and the making of an aboriginal spear tip using grasstree resin.

Grasstrees Australia acknowledge the importance of these unique  WA plants to  aboriginal culture and are proud to be involved in rescuing and recycling these endangered icons in an effort to ensure their survival into the future.

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