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MEDIA RELEASE – Aboriginal Cultural Workshops for Kids



Giving kids a greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal people, their culture and lands.

Bangalay Luxury Villas located in Shoalhaven Heads on the NSW South Coast is thrilled to be introducing Aboriginal Cultural workshops designed for kids. Local owner Michelle Bishop, believes it’s important for our community to engender a connection with our local environment and it’s ancestors.

Deidre Martin, a respected Walbanga woman of the Yuin Nation and owner of Bugiya Naway Buradja (Translated as yesterday, today and tomorrow), will be hosting workshops including bush tucker talks, traditional basket weaving and crafting beautiful creations inspired by our natural environment.

Bush Tucker Talk with a Taste of Weaving @ Bangalay Dining
Jan 23 at 2pm. Tickets $25pp
Deidre will be talking about bush tucker and demonstrating traditional basket weaving.

Crafty Kids @ Bangalay Dining
Jan 17 & 24 at 2pm. Tickets $35pp
Get creative by making something crafty inspired by our natural environment.

More dates to be confirmed

Tickets available from

“My mission is to provide visitors with a high-quality, authentic and immersive Aboriginal cultural experience. Every culture is a living, learning experience. We could all learn from each other.”  ~ Deidre Martin

If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Deidre Martin, please call Michelle Bishop on 0418 446 754 or email

Bangalay Luxury Villas offers 16 Luxury Villas set amongst distinctive Bangalay coastal sand forest unique to the NSW South Coast. Bangalay Dining is inspired by the unique natural surroundings, with a heavy focus on local and native ingredients. 

“It’s our connection to our environment which makes us unique and allows our guests to immerse themselves in an authentic south coast experience.”
~ Michelle Bishop, Owner

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