The Journey So Far … On 26 April we set out for our 8-week cultural exchange. We arrived in Darwin in the wee hours of the morning and were surprised by the temperature and humidity even in the middle of the night.

In the morning, we ate out for breaky and went to the art gallery/museum before going for a much-needed swim at the waterfront and dinner on the wharf. Come the second day we flew out of Darwin in groups of four on small planes, experiencing some amazing views throughout the 1-hour flight.
Once we had landed the girls attended a meeting for the aboriginal voice in Parliament, learning what representation they have and what issues need to be addressed. On Thursday we entered the town’s community, working in multiple shops and workplaces e.g. local op shop, the men’s shed (doing woodworking), and making wicking beds.

The next three days consisted of going out on country, experiencing different environments, trying many different foods, learning the language, and meeting heaps of local people. We are starting to gain knowledge of what their lifestyle is like. We are looking forward to the many adventures ahead of us on this amazing journey.

Jessica Cassels
Year 10 student

Thanks to the Thamarrurr Youth Indigenous Corporation.