It’s the final part of our Australia adventure, and we spend the day with Mark Jones and his family. Mark runs Straddie Adventures, aboriginal culture tour specialists on Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island (known as ‘Straddie’).
We apologise for some poor sound quality (it gets better): hunting conditions – with Dad paddling furiously at the rear of the kayak and James standing on the bow, holding a 12-foot spear – are a bit different to studio conditions! To find out what happens after 8-year-old James throws that spear, listen on…
After our kayaking and spearing adventure, we go back to Mark’s family home, where his wife Michelle cooked us up a treat, aboriginal-style. And Mark explains about aboriginal culture and describes some aboriginal artwork he’s been working on. James explains the Kangaroo Dance his group created at Clearwater Bay School – with music performed by James Rita and Connie (while Dylan is the dancing kangaroo).
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Podcast cover art by Molly Austin
Aboriginal music from the Yugambeh Language Group – performed by Luther Cora at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kangaroo Dance was created and performed by Dylan, Rita, Connie and James from Clearwater Bay School
Additional music (‘Funin and Sunin’) from Kevin MacLeod
Sounds effects are BBC Copyright and are used under the RemArc Licence