Tegan Murdock is a proud Barkindtji, Yorta Yorta woman. She has been weaving for two years, taught by her mum which she now passes on to others. Tegan uses weaving as healing and medicine, to connect to culture and to share this special craft with the world. 3KND girls Hayley McAdam and Natasha Ferre joined up on a virtual workshop to undertake some cultural basket weaving with The Koori Women’s Place taught by Tegan Murdock. Both women had fun, laughed and had signed up to highlight International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The Koori Women’s Place is a unique cultural program based in Abbotsford. They offer a safe space for women to gather, participate in activities, share stories, or sometimes, just have brief respite from the immediate and pressing impacts of family violence. They usually welcome Aboriginal women to visit us between 9am – 5pm. At the moment, our doors are closed but you can reach out on free call 1800 105 303, and:
Join in online cultural, wellbeing social activities; Have a yarn, unwind and take a break; Get personalised support from our Senior Support Workers; Connect with Djirra lawyers; Be connected with a service provider partnering with the KWP to get information or talk about issues (e.g. Centrelink, Births, Deaths and Marriages, Consumer Action Law Centre etc.).
Ngumpie in Barkindtji language translates to ‘Beautiful’ - Ngumpie is what Tegans grandmother would often call her.
Thank you Djirra for having the 3KND ladies at this deadly workshop.
Check out Djirra Facebook page for more great workshops from the Koorie Womens Place through the 16 Days of Activism and right through December.