Hey hey hi perfect that’s a microphone can you see me No good morning, I’m off on a bit of a road trip this morning to go out, and visit a small remote Aboriginal community off the beaten path it’s time to see how a different side of culture lives here in Australia and, I’m super excited let’s go this one isn’t an easy story to tell. But to give an accurate depiction of life in Australia it’s a post that I had to make watch out for dogs kids, and snakes that sign said we want my owari community that’s the right direction it’s all dirt road from here on out great, I’m one of my last weeks in the country I made a connection in Western Australia to go out, and visit a modern-day Aboriginal community to see what life is like from the original Australian locals. But just getting out to meet them proved to be a task unto itself as you can see there’s a storm over there, and also a storm over there starting to rain just a little bit now which is not good at all I needed to hold off until I get there we’re outside be a lot of trouble these roads will flood very quickly I just gotta get there before rains for real just going through puddles starting to clear up I was worried there from man that was a rough patch it’s starting to clear up now I think my calculations are incorrect about 15 days ago there it is I made it I think I just passed it it came out quick which is surprising with nothing else going on after a heart pounding three, and a half hour dirt road drive I arrived at one of the most remote villages I’ve ever stepped foot in in my life to be honest at first the place seemed like a ghost town.
Eating Kangaroo with Aboriginals – Travel Australia Photo Gallery
But as I got closer to the school it was clear that this place was very much alive I met with school principal, and my local connect Kevin McKenna who explained a bit about the community’s dynamic showed me around the classrooms I observed the children going through their daily routine, and it seemed as though I could have been anywhere with a few minor differences, and once class was over a few kids took it upon themselves to show me around town put your head in there based on their culture, and history aboriginals are nomadic people. So they don’t have much value for material things they use what they need, and then let it go, and nowhere was that more obvious than at our first stop on the tour the junkyard one of the students I connected with right away was a boy named Andy who was the oldest of the 14 students in school, and diehard Australian footy fan he helped me understand what it’s like to be a teenager within the community, and also showed me some tricks to surviving in his backyard like where kangaroos hide out, and what plants were good for eating he even taught me how to properly pass the Australian footy it’s crazy to think this far away this remote how similar people are, and the ability to connect is only a matter of listening, and being open to new things as the Sun set the kids went back home, and some of the teachers invited me in for a campfire cookout beef ribs it was the perfect opportunity to ask more about their life, and role within Pie owari for some delicious stew the next morning marked a special day it was the last day of school.
And of course the kids were very excited about it morning there was a ceremony or prizes for those with good attendance as well as a big thank you to the University students from Perth who came, and volunteered at the school, and it all ended with a familiar song with the best part of the day after the classroom activities were over with the peace, and the main course for this special occasion was of course kangaroo kids most of the meat was cut up, and throwing in a stew while the tails were wrapped, and taken to the fire to be cooked once they were ready we pulled them out in them checked on the Stu, and called everyone in it was a very cool process that she done, and how it was time to taste it the kangaroo tail was fatty gamey, and delicious, and I ate it all while sitting next to one of the community elders who told me about how to pick the perfect piece of roof, and also how they used to catch him with their bare hands, and after a quick round 2 of rule with another mate it was time for me to get back on the road before the Sun set I said my goodbyes, and I made the long trip back to Perth, and just like that, I’m back on these dirt roads back to Perth back to reality after a few short days here in the community I feel like I’ve learned so much about the people, and the dynamics that make places out here in the middle of nowhere work from interacting with the teachers the students, and the community leaders it was so cool to get a local perspective on a story that’s often untold here in Australia. But as a brain now I gotta find some paper roads pretty soon. Because this rental cars are gonna hold up much longer on these dirt paths. But what an amazing experience totally worth it I couldn’t be happier til next time Travel you then we come let me go let me go taste is careful okay suma.
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