Read all about it! This is the blog of the June 2017 Desert Feet Tour

26th June – 1st July in Newman, 2nd July – 14th July in Parnngurr, 15th July NAIDOC Concert in Newman

Tour Blog

Wrap-up of NAIDOC in Newman July 2017

It’s been a while coming…things have been pretty hectic in Desert Feet land! Here’s the wrap … The town of Newman, Western Australia is the administrative centre of Australia’s largest Local Council – Shire of East Pilbara, and home to lots of people of Nyiyapali, Martu and other language groups […]

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Week 1 in a nutshell…

Week 1 of the June 2017 Desert Feet Tour… We had two missions: run a program at the two primary schools in Newman, and inspire and engage young folks at the East Pilbara Youth Centre after school. Schools Program The brief – blend musical inspiration with some education, add liberal doses […]

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About this Tour…

Last year some time, Pip, the Community Development Manager at East Pilbara Shire, and his side-kick chased me down as I was driving the Desert Feet Troopy through Nullagine, on the way home from a Desert Feet Tour. They saw the Troopy, busted a U-ey and flagged me down. It’s […]

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Workshops, workshops, workshops. And more workshops.

Our Shire of East Pilbara contact, Pip, had suggested that we let the schools know we were coming to Newman. Maybe they’d be interested in some music/language/culture workshops during NAIDOC week, he said. He’s organised us to be here in Newman for NAIDOC week, culminating in a community concert on […]

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FINALLY – we get underway

The June 2017 Desert Feet Tour is underway, we’ve left Perth, driven for two days, and now rest our weary heads for 8 hours before running 6 workshops in 5 classes at two schools and the Newman Youth Centre tomorrow. What?

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This is where we are headed – Martu heartlands