Aboriginals visit town

Two Aboriginal Australians visited Action for Children's Ashington Children's to help local families create art for a magical new community garden.'Mary Graham with centre users Ashley and Gracie Crockett and some of the artwork made there.'Picture by Jane Coltman
Two Aboriginal Australians visited Action for Children's Ashington Children's to help local families create art for a magical new community garden.'Mary Graham with centre users Ashley and Gracie Crockett and some of the artwork made there.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Two Aboriginal Australians have been helping families in the county create art for a magical new community garden.

Mary Graham and Bob Weatherall, from Queensland, took part in a host of fun activities with parents and children at Ashington Children’s Centre.

The duo also helped families to create a beautiful piece of Aboriginal art for display at the centre’s new magical garden.

The groups have been working to understand each other’s views on relationships, employment, health, education, environment and arts.

Victoria Gallagher, community organiser at Ashington Community Development Trust, said: “It’s been a blast working with all of the groups involved.”

“Our Aboriginal visitors enjoyed getting some hands on experience in community life in Ashington by helping the children create a dreamtime hut and learn about traditional aboriginal art.”