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First Nations Family Fun Day at Bankfoot House

These school holidays, celebrate First Nations culture with the whole family.

 
First Nations Family Fun Day at Bankfoot House

These school holidays, mark April 15 on the calendar to make sure you enjoy the free, First Nations Family Fun Day at Bankfoot House in Glass House Mountains.

Our Kabi Kabi and Jinibara First Nations community will share their stories and culture with hands-on workshops and activities the whole family will enjoy.

Between 10am and 2pm, you’ll find weaving, ochre painting, corroboree, dance, didgeridoo playing, bush tucker, stories and games. 

And since Bankfoot House has the best views of Mt Tibrogargan, why not pack a picnic to enjoy in the spacious grounds.  Bush tucker-inspired food, drinks and coffee will also be available from the coffee and snack vans.

Sunshine Coast Council Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the First Nations Family Fun Day would take place during the Australian Heritage Festival.

“In line with this year’s Australian Heritage Festival theme ‘Shared Stories’ we’ll be sharing the rich and diverse stories of our natural, cultural, built, and Indigenous heritage,” Cr Baberowski said.

“The precinct provides the perfect place to enjoy a journey of heritage discovery. While people are here, they can tour the old house, take in the exhibition at the modern Mary Grigor centre, take a self-guided tour through the ‘Shed’ or just enjoy the fun day.

“The first and last time we held the event was in 2019 and it was a great success. We’re looking forward to bringing the event back to Bankfoot House and making it an annual fixture on our calendar.”

Entry to Heritage Listed Bankfoot House is free and the precinct is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Bankfoot House is at 1988 Old Gympie Road. Visit heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for more information.

Sunshine Coast Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said the event was just one way council was delivering on its Heritage Plan.

“Collaboration is key and this celebration of First Nations culture during the Australian Heritage Festival is a great way to do that,” Cr Law said.

“Our Sunshine Coast Heritage is rich and very long, so this event provides a fun way to unite our communities through a shared respect for culture and heritage to build stronger relationships.”

For more information visit heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au This project is supported by the Sunshine Coast Arts and Heritage Levy.

The Levy, which is charged to every rateable property, is used to document, research, conserve, protect, promote and provide access to those tangible and intangible items, places, facilities and events that define the stories, history and values of the people, communities and culture of the Sunshine Coast.