Twilight Yarn on Taungurung Country with Aunty Joanne Honeysett

Hike to the top of Kyneton's Bald Hill Reserve for a special Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony on Taungurung Country.
281 Pipers Creek Road, Kyneton VIC, Australia

Come along to Bald Hill Reserve on Taungurung country for a special Twilight Yarn & Welcome to Country to celebrate the opening of the Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival.

This is one of three unique First Nations events that will be held during the Autumn Festival, over one big weekend (1-2 April), each celebrating the region’s rich Indigenous heritage and offering a unique opportunity to learn from Traditional Owners’ and Custodians’ connection to Country.

Located on the outskirts of Kyneton, Bald Hill woodland and grassland reserve is an ecologically, geologically and culturally significant location.

Event will include:

  • Twilight Yarn & Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony with Taungurung Elder, Aunty Joanne Honeysett
  • A group walk to celebrate the unique natural environment of Bald Hill

Note – this is a free event, but places are limited. Bookings are required – see ‘Buy Tickets’ button to reserve your spot. Tickets Available from midday on Tuesday 21 March.

Make sure to bring a water bottle, warm jumper, snack and picnic blanket. Parking and meeting point is at the Kyneton Gun Club, 281 Pipers Creek Road. From here, you will be guided on a 45 minute walk up to the top of the reserve. Be ready to depart on your walk for 4:15 pm. Sturdy shoes are required as the walk will involve some off-track and rocky sections.

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is committed to fostering respect, understanding and trust between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and all Macedon Ranges communities. Council recognises the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the region – the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri-woi Wurrung peoples.

Photo credit: Second image courtesy of Friends of Bald Hill Reserve.

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