Singleton Public School’s Cultural Group learns about ‘mayan’

On Friday, Singleton Public School’s Cultural Group set off on an excursion to learn about the Hunter River or ‘mayan’ as it was known in the local Aboriginal language.

Uncle Warren began the day with a warm Welcome to Country.

Sarah Roberts (Singleton Council’s Environmental Project Officer) gave us an educational talk. We learnt all about the history of the river from traditional times, when it was surrounded by a wooded forest, to today.

The boys from Clontarf Academy cooked us some tucker. We finished the afternoon listening to the sounds of the didgeridoo (yiddaki) played by Scott Mackenzie.

On returning to the school hall, we met a blue-tongue lizard that we named Blue. It was a great way to finish off our day learning about the land that is Wonnarua Nation.

Story contributed by Julie Sullivan from Singleton Public School. Published in 2016.