Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

'Doing Good Work with Families'

With elders Sammy Campbell & Dixon Douglas

Waltja’s Reconnect program did a bush trip with the young fellas of Titjikala. A big thank you to community elders Sammy Campbell and Dixon Douglas for sharing their skills and cultural ways with the young fellas of Titjikala.

Sammy and Dixon organised with Allan and Lenny from Waltja to take the young fellas out on a bush trip to find the right trees and wood to make boomerangs, clapping sticks and spears.

We also stopped for lunch in a dry riverbed where everyone worked together to cook kangaroo wipu (malu tail) on the fire and in the hot coals.

Sammy said that it is important to teach the young people the ways of the old people so the young people can know how the old people lived. The young fellas all had a really good time learning from the elders and all got involved in the activities.

Both Allan and Lenny from Waltja also had a good time and learnt from Sammy and Dixon who shared their knowledge with us. A big thank you to Lenny for taking some great photos during the bush trip.

The Reconnect Program supports young people at risk of homelessness. Reconnect is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.