The didgeridoo is one of the oldest instruments on earth.
Aborigines used to listen to the sounds of nature such as footsteps, trees creaking or the sound of the wind and then imitate it closely with the didgeridoo.
Did you know that women can’t play the didgeridoo? This is because Aborigines believe that it is taboo for women even touch a didgeridoo.
Here is a YouTube clip that lets you hear what didgeridoos sound like.
Cathy Freeman was an Australian sprinter, who specialised in the 400m event.
At the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Cathy won gold in both the 200m and 400m sprint. She also won the silver medal in the 1996 Olympics and came first at the 1997 World Championships, in the 400 m event. Cathy also lit the torch in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
Cathy Freeman founded the Cathy Freeman Foundation. The Foundation works with four remote indigenous communities to close the gap in education between indigenous and non-indigenous Australian children.
Hi, my name is Gemma and I am in charge of Blog Buddies of the week. I have chosen “Hawaiian Day’ posted on Mrs Coulon’s Class Blog. They are from Hooksett in New Hampshire (USA).
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