The symbols represent creek, waterhole, people sitting, tea tree, tribal totems, snake, pearl shell and dolphin.
Designed by indigenous artist Sherren Gross who says ‘We follow the creek up to the water hole which is a brown lake coloured from the tea tree leaves. We gather here. We are salt water people from Quandamooka ‘.
Traditionally messages, stories and coming events were sent by carvings made on a solid round piece of wood.
The person holding the message stick has the right to speak, to be respected and not be interrupted.
This resource is soft cotton and approx 30cm long – it comes in a textile carry bag and is accompanied by a story.
Perfect resource for pre-kindy, kindy and prep or older.