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Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Community Engagement Librarian Penny Crowley, Undalup Association Tamara Jarrah-Murray and Jodie Young display the indigenous materials a part of Naidoc Storytime at the Busselton Library
Camera IconCommunity Engagement Librarian Penny Crowley, Undalup Association Tamara Jarrah-Murray and Jodie Young display the indigenous materials a part of Naidoc Storytime at the Busselton Library Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Busselton and Dunsborough libraries are holding a Dreamtime story and craft session to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

The Undalup Association will present a special story for the region’s Makuru season about the rainbow serpent, with kids aged four to 12 invited to enjoy fun craft activities.

Undalup volunteer Jodie Young said the workshop was about teaching cultural awareness and providing children with a connection to country.

“Especially for our younger children who may be on the wrong path, they need to be connected back to their culture to help them understand their own identity,” she said.

“It’s like a lifeline coming back to country — it can save your spirit.”

City of Busselton community engagement librarian Penny Crowley said the library was excited to offer an important cultural experience for NAIDOC Week.

The workshops are free and will be held at Busselton library on Tuesday, July 9, from 10am-noon and Dunsborough library on Monday, July 15, from 10am-noon.

Bookings are essential. To book, search for the event on eventbrite.com.au or contact the library at busseltonlibraries.com.au.

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