2018 NAIDOC Week opened in Busselton

The sun was shining for the start of the 2018 NAIDOC Week celebrations in Busselton on Sunday July 8.

It was a special occasion for more than one reason with the Undalup Association officially opening the Merenj Boodja Bushfood Garden.

The Bushfood Garden is an ideal meeting place between the land sea which is in the cultural precinct on Queen Street.

The garden was created in consultation with Landcare and highlights the six seasons which are culturally significant to the Wadandi people.

The benches in the garden were also made from reclaimed wood from the Busselton Jetty and have a traditional season engraved on them.

The Undalup Association also used the occasion to open the annual NAIDOC Week celebrations with this year’s theme ‘Because of her we can’.

As part of the week, school children put together messages of love to the women in their lives and these messages have been placed in the garden.

There will be a full week of activities, including art exhibitions and cultural workshops such as weaving, bush food and medicine and dance.

For more information on the Busselton NAIDOC Week activities, visit www.undalup.com