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Victoria – Day #7

Pilgrims from all over Australia spent a profound afternoon running a festival for the Anangu of Mutitjulu. Playing games with children, face painting, sharing a some tucker from the BBQ and using a huge slip and slide to cool down. Maybe language is a barrier, maybe cultures are different, maybe we live very different lives…

Victoria – Day #5

Now we are here, with open eyes, hearts and minds. Fill us with a new perspective.  It seems so long ago that we packed our bags to head to Uluru. We haven’t yet arrived, but already we have seen a world that we never knew existed. Filled with amazing people, ancient culture and breathtaking landscape.…

Victoria – Day #4

We don’t always see all there is to see by just looking at the surface level Our journey took us from our friends at Dusty Feet, Port Augusta to the mining town of Coober Pedy. With two major focuses. The first focus was one that many of our Vic Pilgrims noticed without much prompting from…

Victoria – Day #3

Today we experienced grief, sadness, welcoming, hope, reconciliation and friendship. Leaving Coorong was bittersweet, Auntie Ellen came to farewell us, but not before taking Pilgrims Zoe and Jade back into the museum for a last look at some special woven items and pictures. Saying goodbye to Auntie came at a cost. We look forward to…

Victoria Day #2

Being at the Coorong is like coming home to old friends. Our morning began with visiting the barrages on the waters of the Coorong, a place we have heard stories about each time we visit the Ngarrindjeri. These barrages have been built by local government to control the water that comes in and out of…

Victoria – Day #1

Life on a bus. Is 6am a good time to make friends? Of course it is! As a Victorian bus we began our journey coming together at 6am, loading our coach, meeting our driver Joe and cook Josie. We headed for Ballarat where the last two Pilgrims joined us, now our Victorian bus is complete.

Victoria – Day #10 & 11

We continued our journey home with another couple of long bus trips. Yesterday we travelled from Port Augusta to Border Town, for our final night together. Along the way we had another appearance from Disco Kitty, more amazing bus games led by some of our peer leaders and had our daily reflection space. For many…

Victoria – Day #8 & 9

Day 8 was the dreaded day, it was the day we left Yulara. With a day filled with travelling ahead of us, we took the time to bring order back to our bags and have a slower start to the morning. The day was jam packed with games, music and laughter. Our night in Mala…

Victoria – Day #7

Our day started not so bright but very early, as we set out to meet all the other pilgrims for our dawn service. We arrived on the top of a sand dune to the start of a magnificent sunrise over Uluru. As we marvelled at the beauty of creation, we joined together not only reflect,…

Victoria – Day #6

Today was the day we had all been waiting for. We finally got to see the much anticipated Uluru up close!! The excitement was building as we embarked on the Mala Walk around the base of Uluru. Our tour guide Steve (Also a member of our Basecamp team) took us through different sacred sites around…

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