Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Talk and Walk by Fran Bodkin

Fran Bodkin, Dharawal elder and knowledgeholder, storyteller and botanist will present a walk and talk around Wirrimbirra Sanctuary on Sunday 19th April 2015 at 1.00pm

Cost is $20 per person and includes Aunty Fran's talk, and a walk around the Sanctuary and luncheon.

Aunty Fran Bodkin is well known for her dedication to the environment and Aboriginal culture and for her books on Aboriginal seasons and plantings, which will be on sale.  Aunty Fran will be happy to sign any books purchased on the day.

More about Aunty Fran

Frances Bodkin is a Dharawal woman of the Bitter Water Clans. Her mother was a storyteller, and her grandmother and great grandmother were medicine women, all of whom passed their knowledge on to her. Frances is now herself an elder and knowledgeholder of the Dharawal people. She is also a recognised botanist, and is the author of Encyclopaedia Botanica, which has over 11,000 entries on Australian native plants.

She combines her formidable knowledge of Australian botany with her invaluable knowledge of Dharawal creation, history and law, and uses her mother’s stories to teach children about the environment, and the animals, insects and birds which inhabit that environment.
Please book in advance by calling 4684 1112, or by email to

For further information please contact:
Wirrimbirra Sanctuary 3105 Remembrance Drive, Bargo, NSW 2574
Tel: (02) 46841112 Fax: (02) 4684 3120