Day 6 - Crossing borders
We crossed the border into South Australia at Cockburn. There is no line all you need to do is to take a few steps & your in South Australia, then back a few to return to NSW. What are these borders that are so feared, protected & exact a high price on those without a passport who cross them.
Some questions about borders -
• Why do countries have borders?
• Are they necessary?
• What were the reasons for people moving from place to place in the past, are presently & what do you think will be the reasons in the future?
|Go to the toilet to leave NSW.|
|Yamba the honey ant came all the from Alice Springs & meet some friends on an "Aboriginal Spiritual Pilgrmage"|
NAIDOC week special day was celebrated in Broken Hill in the local Sturt park. Yamba, the honey ant was singing & chatting to the kids while there stands offering all sorts of things from health, legal, food to other fun stuff.
‣ Do the old google search & find put what are the words for the acronym, NAIDOC.
- Watch the video above, listen the Abroigianl words. What do they mean in English?
|Find the kangaroo? Read below is it male or female?|
|How fast can emu ran? How many eggs can they lay?|
|Why are the kangaroos red?|
The afternoon saw us drawn to the flora & fauna of the "Living Sculptures" of Broken Hill. The 'Desert Sturt Pea', 'Ruby Salt' & 'Dead Finish' flora enticed us into a journey where we learned to appreciate the beauty of the this desert landscape. Two of us followed the cultural track leading to the story poles, mulga bush hunts & a magical sunset view over the undulating hills. We said goodbye to the black faced wallabies, headed down the track to the empty car park, but had the faith & belief that the desert spirit would remind Dave to return collect us.
|How many kangaroos in this photo? How many are male or female?|
‣ Make a list of 5 examples of flora & fauna that live around Broken Hill.
|What is the name of this well known Australian desert flora?|
|Venue for dinner.|
Our camp mum, had prepared a wonderful candle lit dinner which lead again to the 'yarning circles', reflections of our experiences from the previous day.