Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

'Doing Good Work with Families'

Waltja workers Veronica James and Allan O’Dea went out to Willowra for a week. They met up with Lillian Long, Lilly Long, Kaye Williams, Lucy Martin. The women decided they wanted to go digging for bush onions, so they planned a trip out bush from Willowra.

Veronica asked if there were any teenagers or young adults who were interested in doing some filming, so the ladies asked Melissa Martin to come along and do the filming and she agreed. Melissa did a good job filming and getting the women to share their stories and knowledge of bush onions on camera.

The women were digging for bush onions and didn’t want to leave until their containers and bags were full. Because some of the ladies missed out on coming out with us on that occasion we planned for another outing that week. Nobody wanted to miss out, everyone wanted to go out digging for the bush onions!