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Father’s Day bush skills in the hills

Gudathada Walker shows Richard Olive the traditional way to make tools.
Gudathada Walker shows Richard Olive the traditional way to make tools. Parks and Wildlife

Celebrate Father’s Day the cultural way with a hands-on Aboriginal bush skills activity and afternoon tea in the Perth Hills.

Organised by the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s Nearer to Nature program, the Father’s Day event on Sunday 7 September is aimed at the whole family.

Nearer to Nature program coordinator Jill Francis said it was an ideal opportunity to appreciate local Aboriginal culture and bush skills.

“What a great way for Dads to learn how to make tools using materials and methods employed by Noongar men and dads for centuries,” Ms Francis said.

“It is also a chance to spend some quality time with the family in the bushland setting of the Perth Hills Discovery Centre in Mundaring.

“After the activities there will be a traditional afternoon tea of kangaroo and damper to enjoy.”

The Father’s Day event costs $15 per person, ages six and above, and will be held from 1-4pm at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre, 380 Allen Road, Mundaring.

Bookings are essential. Contact the Perth Hills Discovery Centre on 9295 2244.

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