RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia
5-9 July 2000


LEaRNing Conference 2000

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Learning Experience


 
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Desert Australian Aboriginal Community
Learning Experience

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THE WARLPIRI PEOPLE OF THE CENTRAL DESERT: AN ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN LEARNING EXPERIENCE

  • Gain a unique insight into the world's oldest civilisation, Aboriginal Australia.
  • Led by Professor Jeannie Herbert, Head, School of Indigenous Australian Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland.

David and Bess Nungarrayi Price and the Warlpiri people will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to experience life in the central desert of Australia. There are many well known teachers and artists amongst the Warlpiri people, and you will be given a unique insight into their culture, history and language.

A brief visit to Alice Springs will be included in the trip. On the first day, we will visit the Desert Park, a fascinating environmental park just out of town. You will then travel to the campsite for this learning experience, in a very remote and isolated desert location.

The deserts of central Australia are famous for their brilliant colours, immense open-ness and striking landforms. It is in this setting that the Warlpiri have created one of the most complex and intensely spiritual civilisations in the world, as well as a culture which is renowned for its subtle and sympathetic relationships with the environment.

Facilities at the campsite will be very basic, and limited water will be available. A bush shower will be rigged up, but you may not be able to shower every day.

WHEN: Monday 26 June - Sunday 2 July 2000 (six days), preceding the Learning Conference in Melbourne.

Minimum twenty participants, maximum thirty. Closing date for Applications: 1 May 2000.

Costs of visit include:

  • Camping accommodation
  • Food
  • All learning experiences
  • Transfers to and from Alice Springs

There will also be an opportunity to visit Uluru or other Central Australian places before or after the Indigenous Learning Experience.

Register on the main conference registration form.

 

 

Professor Jeannie Herbert
     


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