Hands-on fun at Jabree’s stone tool and ochre workshop

On Tuesday the Jabree team, together with Brave Ant’s Rick Roser, organised an excellent stone tool and ochre workshop for the traditional owner community, held at the Gold Coast Historical Society in Surfers Paradise.

Jabree’s stone tool and ochre workshop with Rick Roser. Image: Erin Finnegan, 2016.

Rick is a Gold Coast local with traditional connections to Bigambul Country on the Queensland/New South Wales border. He’s delivered workshops of this nature over many years and was happy to share his knowledge of traditional ochre use and stone tool manufacture with Jabree.

The workshop follows Jabree’s recent discovery of a naturally occurring ochre seam on the Gold Coast (click here to learn more).

The day was well attended by the Gold Coast traditional owner community and involved hands-on activities such as fire making, string making, ochre painting and the creation of stone tools and traditional decorative pieces.

With such positive feedback about the workshop, Jabree looks forward to hosting similar events for community and for other interested stakeholders in 2017.

If you’d be interested in a workshop like this for your organisation or group, please contact Jabree for more information.

Feature image courtesy of Erin Finnegan, 2016.

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