Come along to our First Hand Aboriginal workshops and marketsheld on Bare Island, La Perouse, the First Sunday of every month with the next one occurring Sunday June 1 2014, where all the profits go towards Aboriginal programs for youth at risk.
There’s 2 ways you can join us: Pay $2 entry fee onto the Island and come along and enjoy our Black markets and bush tucker food or a cup of good coffee.
Or immerse yourself in a spearmaking or shell-workshop or join our tour guides on a fishing experience with a bush-tucker walk along the way. All our workshops are practically based but include stories and time for real conversations with Aboriginal people.
The Blak markets run the first Sunday of every month (except January) Featuring the popular local Aborignal workshops in spearmaking and weaving as well as Catch N Cook tours which include bush tucker plants and fishing for the kids. The Blalkmarkets and tours are being held by First Hand to raise money for its Aboriginal […]
First Hand Solutions has a new social enterprise offering an authentic Aboriginal tourism experience to the Sydney market while supporting cultural education for young Aboriginal people. Its first initiative is a fundraising day on the historic Bare Island at La Perouse on December 1 2013 featuring creative and interactive workshops by recognised Aboriginal artists. Launched […]
From little thing big things grow Director or Koori Communications and Training, Peter Cooley, has been fishing for much of the 43 years he’s been around, but it was when he noticed that the Koori kids of today weren’t getting out there fishing as much as he did as a young kid, that he decided to start […]
For many years Catch N Cook tour operator, Aboriginal man Peter Cooley, ran Aboriginal cultural programs for his own community as he saw the need for many young Aboriginal people to reconnect with their culture, especially young Aboriginal children in statuatory care (that’s one in 3 Aboriginal children), and urban Aboriginal communities, where connection to […]
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“I’ve been in Australia for less than a year and was hoping to find a program like “Catch and Cook” that provided an Aboriginal perspective on history for students as well as the practical component of fishing. So I am very pleased that finally I found something that fits the bill. It is vital that all young people of all cultures learn an indigenous perspective of history, that's my view anyway. Great to see that you are providing a much needed service to our high schools. It is much appreciated!!"