All waters converge!
River Stories

Posted by Sandy McKendrick

Jilljarri billabong, Dreaming site.

Zac and puppet

Mimbi caves recording Cissy's story

Theatre Kimberley mob spent a few hours on the bank of Jilljarri billabong listening and recording Dreaming Stories of this jilla [living water] from Thomas Dick and Don Gillian. Winds blew, rainbow bee eaters , egrets, cormorants,eagles and kites flew above us. We explored the shores.... fresh water mussels, crocs and lilies. Next day back at school I was plied with questions from the puppeteers about what we saw which was a great opportunity to ask them all the names in language and talk in detail about the puppets that we were designing related to these stories. I have spent time over at Go Go's rubbish dump searching for items that could be useful for re-constructing into puppets. I'm trying to access most materials on site , using only tools and construction materials that I have purchased as minimally as possible. Already there is great excitement about this with the students suggesting innovative ways of using all our resources.

Categories AAA Publish, Outreach, Outreach Bayulu 2013