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Full Day Tiwi Island Practice Exchange

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We will meet at Cullen Bay at 7.45am ready for the Sealink Ferry. 

After disembarking the ferry in the Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island, our Tiwi guide who will escort us to Tiwi Design Art Centre where local artists and dancers will perform a traditional Welcome to Country with a smoking ceremony and totem dances.

We will enjoy a typical Tiwi morning tea of damper and a cuppa whilst getting to know some of the Tiwi Island community members. A walking tour with our guide will take in some of the local painted buildings and the historic mission precinct where you will see the beautiful wooden Catholic church that featured in the 'Top End Wedding' movie. 

Visit the Patakijiyali Museum with your guide to learn the history of the Mission days, the Tiwi Creation story, Tiwi involvement in WWII and most importantly, (to the Tiwi!), celebrated football players! 

After lunch in the shade, we will visit community projects or you’ll get to participate in an exclusive ‘behind-the-scenes’ screen printing workshop. Choose from contemporary or traditional Tiwi design to print onto a take-home t-shirt, tea towel or fabric – a wonderful souvenir of your Tiwi visit.

We will arrive back in Darwin around 6.00pm.

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