Where: Gurambai Walking Trail at Darwin Airport
Drive towards the airport on Henry Wrigley Drive and turn left on to Sir Norman Brearley Drive between Mercure Airport Resort and Novotel Airport Hotel – meet at the carpark
When: 5 – 6.30pm, Thursday 24 June 2021
Recommended: Be prepared to walk for approximately 1-2km (easy walk). Most of the trail is gravel, and there is a boardwalk section at ground level.
Make sure you bring water to drink, and mozzie spray and/or wear long sleeves and pants.
Using listening and walking as method, this walkshop will involve a series of encounters with environmental, settler and military histories of Rapid Creek, with a Larrakia welcome to country. Participants will be invited to reflect on how multiple histories, actions and events have shaped Rapid Creek. The topics covered will include Indigenous histories of Gurambai before and after colonisation, the piecemeal cumulative impacts of ‘development’ on the Rapid Creek catchment, the caring labour of people in Darwin who work to conserve what remains, and the everyday militarisms infiltrating Rapid Creek. Be prepared to have your perspectives challenged about this most beloved place.
The walk will commence at 5pm sharp from the car park
Numbers are limited, so please book soon to reserve your spot.