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Gunbalanya community comes together for traditional cook up

11 July 2019

West Arnhem Regional Council’s Youth, Sport and Recreation team in Gunbalanya held bush tucker cook ups recently at the Injalak Arts Centre as part of the school holiday program and NAIDOC Week.
The first cook up day started early with participants going out looking for firewood and preparing all of the bush tucker for the big spread.
Some of the tucker which was prepared included kangaroo tails, barramundi and damper and these were cooked in the fire pit; making it a real feast for all to enjoy. 
The event was well received by the community and also gave local residents the opportunity to share stories and teach the younger ones how to make damper which they all really appreciated.
It was wonderful to see the older generations participate in the activity and passing their knowledge and skills onto the youth in the community.
There was great support by all community members and West Arnhem Regional Council would like to thank Injalak Arts and Stronger Communities For Children for all their help with the day. It is hoped to make this an ongoing activity in the future.