Hi, I am Gemma and I am one of the Fire Carriers.at St Charles Borromeo. I am going to talk about the didgeridoo.

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. 

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Hi, my names Lucas and I am one of the Fire Carriers at St Charles Borromeo. Today I want to share with you some more information about the indigenous culture.

The Aboriginal culture is the oldest living culture in the world. It goes back about 60,000 years.  Some of the reasons why the aboriginal culture has survived for so long is that they have the ability to adapt and change over time. 

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Aboriginal Artist – Dorothy Napangardi!

Hi, my name is Olivia.  I am a Fire Carrier for 2017.  Today I am going to share with you my Favorite Aboriginal Artist!

My favourite Aboriginal artist is Dorothy Napangardi! She is a brilliant artist and has won many awards for her paintings.

Here is a video of one of her brilliant paintings!

Aboriginal Games

Hi, my name is Olivia. I am a “Fire Carrier”. My job is to teach the school about indigenous culture and to spread the word of RECONCILIATION.

Today I am going to share with you an Indigenous game called Goomboobooddoo.

 Goomboobooddoo is a traditional wrestling game. Players cover their bodies in grease to make them slippery. Families compete against each other and the family who throws the most people win.


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This week we had our athletics try outs. So I thought it would be appropriate for me to tell you about Cathy Freeman in my blog post.

Cathy Freeman was an Australian sprinter, who specialised in the 400m event.

Cathy Freeman was the first indigenous Australian to become a Commonwealth Games gold medallist at the age of 16.

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.