Walking Bundanon: Nawi with Uncle Steve Russell

First in a series of seasonal walks, join cultural custodians Uncle Steven Russell and Aunty Phyllis Stewart for an exploration of Indigenous technology and tool making

This walk and talk will take you to Bundanon beach on the Shoalhaven River to see the Bundanon Nawi: a re-creation of a traditional bark canoe made at Bundanon in 2011. Uncle Steven will share with you the making of the canoe and the use of traditional tools. Aunty Phyllis will also share her knowledge of Indigenous fibre techniques and explain the use of other items created for the Nawi.

Walk Information:

Walk Time: 10:30am for 11am start

Walk Finish: approx 12.30pm

Distance: 2km

Grade: easy, flat stroll, some walking on sand at beach

What to bring: day pack with water and snacks, picnic lunch

On arrival please check in at Open Day office.


Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

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