Author Archives: Malachi Conway

Homeschooling Heroes!

February 21, 2018

The Central QLD Homeschoolers and Unschoolers held their first session with us for the year this month! The students thoroughly enjoyed the session which included building a shelter as a team, learning about making fire traditionally and with a ferro rod and spear throwing with a woomera or atlatl. This is a great opportunity for homeschooled students to get together with other students, while learning traditional skills in the great outdoors. If you are a homeschooler in Central QLD and would like more information regarding the group please contact us!

Recreating the past with Woppaburra

February 15, 2018

At the end of January a group of Woppaburra Elders and the team from Rocky Instincts made the trip over to North Keppel Island off the Central QLD coast to re-create a shelter, or Durra, from a photo taken (pictured below). The team managed to recreate the Durra in the Woppaburra style with (mostly) natural materials including paperbark. All natural materials were sourced from the island. At the conclusion of the project the direct descendants of the children in the original photo sit in front of the Durra to recreate the iconic image. The Durra now is a permanent fixture…

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NEW! Corporate Team Building programs

May 17, 2017

We are excited to announce the commencement of our new corporate team building programs. If you are looking for a team building activity with a difference make sure to have a look at our new brochure. We view corporate team building much more than just getting everyone in the same room to build working relationships. The programs we offer enable our clients to grow their knowledge, learn new practical skills had have a lot of fun along the way. Our sessions include activities such as traditional fire making, stone tool creation, rope making, bush tucker demonstrations and much more. Please…

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NOMADS back on track

May 2, 2017

NOMADS is a group held once a month at the Rockhampton Heritage Village which teaches families the skills of our ancestors. Our session in March was cancelled due to the weather system that bashed QLD resulting from cyclone Debbie. Our participants were keen to get out in the bush again and put their skills to the test. This month we learned new skills including how a fire plough works, how to roast and use candlenuts, a new trap of the month and how to maintain a fire. Everyone had a great time and are keen to get back to the…

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The Morning Bulletin comes to visit!

March 14, 2017

Last week we had a visit from Chris Ison who is a photographer and videographer with¬†the Morning Bulletin. Chris has seen Malachi in action at other events and decided to do a story for the local newspaper regarding what we do and Malachi’s philosophy. We ended up getting a great article in Saturday’s edition and a video on-line. We would like to thank the Morning Bulletin for giving this small business some great coverage and for Chris’ interest in what we do! Link to video¬†