Saturday's talk, TIME, TIMELESSNESS, ANTIQUITY with Troy Bennell, Nyungar artist, cultural educator and storyteller. Wow. It was fantastic. Troy spoke warmly, and from the heart. No powerpoint presentation via computerization for this fella: he presents powerfully, as himself. A non-stop pouring forth of stories about family, nature, connections with the past, stolen generations, his mother and the knowledge passed she passes on to him. He gave reverence to the ancient 140 million year old rocks along Bunbury's beachfront. Tales including one about a recently-found-in-South Bunbury coolamon made from Tuart which has yet to be dated. Troy is really excited about his culture and eager to teach anyone who will listen, he is the incorrigible optimist. He wound up his talk with a spellbinding performance of the didgeridoo, and promised to give a smoking to bless the old-new Tuart forest we plan for Saturday 29th April in South Bunbury (helpers needed, please let me know). If you didn't come to Troy's presentation, you missed! I am tickled pink to be working with another artist in this capacity, and we hope for more collaborations in the future.