Walk the Path to a Cultural Understanding
Cultural Walk – Sydney Harbour National Park
Walk with us from Bradleys Head to Middle Head and experience the continuous Cultural significance of place. At Middle Head enjoy a Cultural festival, bush tucker and an exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal Art.
Beginning with Ceremony at Bradleys Head, walkers will set out along the path stopping at significant places where young Tribal Warrior leaders have created interpretive signs. At each stop the young guides will share stories of historic encounters, Aboriginal art, language and food. The walk will end at Middle Head for a Cultural celebration and festival with a Smoking Ceremony*, dance, bush tucker and art exhibition.
Presented by Tribal Warrior partnership with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, this event aims to share the history and contemporary life of Aboriginal Sydney. All funds raised will go towards Tribal Warrior’s training of young people towards employment in tourism
Start the Walk any time between 10am and 12 noon and enjoy the festival from 11am at Middle Head
*A sacred smoking ceremony has many purposes but often it is used as a welcome to a particular area and /or it may cleanse an area or person and shows a sign of respect for people past and present and also the passing over of Elders – to rest the spirit. The leaves, bark and fungi from trees are the three sources -smoke for the smoking ceremony depending on the purpose of the ceremony.
What to expect
- Meet at Bradleys Head (parking is limited but there will be a shuttle bus from Bradleys Head car park opposite Athol hall to the amphitheatre)
- 6km walk to Middle Head
- Cultural interpretation by young Tribal Warrior leaders at stop points along the way
- Hear about historic encounters, Aboriginal art and language
- Culminating in a Cultural Festival at Middle Head with dance, bush tucker and art exhibition.